Discover Avant-Garde Artists at Connecticut’s The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art

258 Main St., Ridgefield, Connecticut A recently completed expansion doubles the size of this museum and provides a nice architectural

258 Main St., Ridgefield, Connecticut

A recently completed expansion doubles the size of this museum and provides a nice architectural contrast to the original 18th-century building. The museum, founded about 40 years ago by Larry Aldrich, a collector of contemporary art, is known for its exhibits focusing mainly on major trends in today’s art world and the works of undiscovered artists.

The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Connecticut
The quaint 18th-century exterior of the museum belies the collection of avant-garde art within its walls.

Behind the museum, on a sloping lawn surrounded by flowering trees and shrubs, are sculptures. The terrace overlooking the garden is a pleasant place to sit and view the collection.

The museum presents three major exhibitions and six or seven smaller ones every year. Widely respected educational and cultural programming complements the exhibition schedule.

Open Tues.– Sun. year-round except winter holidays. Admission charged.

www.aldrichart.org
(203) 438-4519

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Originally Published in Reader's Digest