Fine Art Shippers is a New York City-based art logistics company, but we frequently visit Connecticut when shipping fine art for artists, galleries, and collectors. It is needless to say that Connecticut has many interesting art institutions and museums, such as the Florence Griswold Museum in Old Lyme, the Mattatuck Museum in Waterbury, and certainly the amazing Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum located in Ridgefield, a beautiful town in Fairfield County.
The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum is an independent, non-collecting museum of contemporary art. It is the only museum in Connecticut dedicated to exhibiting works by today’s artists only. Focused on interdisciplinary and thought-provoking programs and exhibitions, it is aimed at connecting contemporary artists with communities and individuals of all ages, often in quite unexpected ways.
The Aldrich was established in 1964 by Larry Aldrich, a well-known American fashion designer, philanthropist, and art collector. The Museum was originally located in the 18th-century “Old Hundred” building on Ridgefield’s Main Street, but now it is housed in a modern building that was designed by Charles Mark Hay. This new facility features two floors of exhibition galleries and also a special learning place known as The Studio. Besides, the Aldrich has a wonderful two-acre Sculpture Garden serving as an additional outdoor exhibition space. As for the historic “Old Hundred” building, it is now utilized as administrative offices.
The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum is today a national leader in the exhibition of significant contemporary art, with an emphasis on young and mid-career artists. It has exhibited works by Cy Twombly, Robert Rauschenberg, Jasper Johns, and many other now-acclaimed artists at early stages of their careers, and it continues to do the same for emerging talents, both national and international. This amazing museum is definitely a true gem of Connecticut! Highly recommended by Fine Art Shippers!