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Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum

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Address: 258 Main Street, Ridgefield, CT 06877
Phone Number: 203 438 4519
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A little gem of a museum in Ridgefield

We live in Ridgefield and have enjoyed visiting The Aldrich for some time. It is a decent sized museum, particularly given the small town it is located in, and the exhibits rotate... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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Ridgefield, Connecticut

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Shelton, Connecticut, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

This was my first visit to the Aldrich, and I admit, I am not a huge fan of abstract art that contains no representational elements. The installations on this visit consisted of 6 contemporary artists who each designed an exhibit of their work alongside earlier historical works to provide context. I had no trouble enjoying the older pieces, whose beauty... More 

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Bonita Springs, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

We were a bit surprised at how small this museum was....especially that some big rooms contained only a few pieces on exhibit. But the range of modern art will make you smile and this is a lovely museum. They just need a few more pieces to show....especially in their Sloth grouping which is very small.....but humorous.

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Ridgefield, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

amazing and thought provoking exhibits…proud to have it as a part our community. When you enter the Aldrich, you are visiting a world class museum…don't miss it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

The Aldrich is a very special unique treasure on Main Street in Ridgefield, CT just down the street from the Keeler Tavern which played a role in the American Revolution. This juxtaposition of eras lends itself well to what the Aldrich has to offers community and art lovers. The exhibits are always changing permitting its viewers to be exposed to... More 

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new canaan ct
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

This contemporary art museum located in an historic, beautiful New England town, had an attractive new additon built several years ago which expands exhibition space and is most attractive. At that time, the outdoor sculpture display had not been reinstalled, which disappointed me. I hope this has been remedied. I find the quality of the shows uneven. Many local artists... More 

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Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Innovative and thought provoking exhibits around the interior and exterior spaces from international and domestic artists. An ever changing display of work is an adventure and a challenge to "Look- Look Again"

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Ridgefield, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We live in Ridgefield and have enjoyed visiting The Aldrich for some time. It is a decent sized museum, particularly given the small town it is located in, and the exhibits rotate with enough frequency to keep it fresh and worth revisiting periodically. Tuesdays are free, which is a perk as we sometime can make a Tuesday visit. It's terrific... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

This year they are celebrating their 50th anniversary. There were 4 or 5 artists exhibited. Very interesting. Staff is knowledgeable and friendly.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

This should be at the very top of everyone's visit to charming, picturesque Ridgefield. In the heart of town on historic Main Street, it is a jewel of a contemporary art museum. Headed by a top flight team of art historians, artists, teachers and critics, the Aldrich is not only a town treasure, it is a national one, too. It... More 

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Somers, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

If you like art that, although it is made with little intelligence but tries to convince you that you are not smart enough to understand it, you will like this stuff. I agree with The New Yorker cartoon from the 1930's : " I say it's spinach and I say the hell with it".

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