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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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Always interesting exhibits

The Aldrich always seems to have very interesting and inventive exhibits. The facilities are very atractive and the staff friendly and helpful. Always worth a visit.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
TheGranddad
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Washington DC, District of Columbia

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Aldrich is always full of surprises. It shows works that are daring and challenge your thinking and your senses. Staff is available in each gallery to provide in-depth answers to questions about the art and the point of view from which the artist works. One can spend a thoughtful hour in the main galleries and then walk on to... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Aldrich always seems to have very interesting and inventive exhibits. The facilities are very atractive and the staff friendly and helpful. Always worth a visit.

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Madison, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

This is a small museum but offers a good selection of art pieces. This is not a place for classic art but purely contemporary works. It's presented well and is thought provoking. It's a two story building but does have an elevator for those having difficulty with stairs. It's worth a hour or so and the town center is close... More 

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Brewster, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

This is a two story museum, that has an elevator and a flat entry way, so if you need easy access you can go to this one. The exhibits are contemporary. You may find some strange and unusual if you generally view more classical art. I liked the large scale works that allowed you to get an entirely different feel... More 

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Thank DrJudithC
New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

Really, the title says it all. The museum is small but always has something interesting and thought provoking to see.

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Stamford, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

We've seen a few different exhibits here. They are always interesting and challenge your thinking about the definition of art in the current times. Good way to spend an hour. This is part of a group of small, local museums that offer free entry with membership to any one of them. A good way to support the arts in this... More 

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

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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