June 25, 2010 - The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum - Seven Diverse Exhibitions to Open
June 25, 2010

Seven Diverse Exhibitions to Open

The Wall (detail), 2010
Courtesy of the artist

Seven New Exhibitions

Opening Reception:
Sunday, June, 27, 2010
3:30 to 5:30 pm

258 Main Street
Ridgefield, CT 06877


Seven Diverse Exhibitions to Open at The Aldrich

As the title of one of the new exhibitions aptly states, there will be something for everyone at The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum in Ridgefield, CT this summer.

Seven exhibitions will debut at a public reception on Sunday, June 27, at 3:30 pm. Rackstraw Downes: Under the Westside Highway, looks into the creation of an important three-panel work by the veteran painter of the urban landscape; Fritz Haeg: Something for Everyone, introduces five interactive ecological projects that challenge our definitions of nature and culture; KAWS—the iconic street artist’s first museum exhibition provides a retrospective look at his earlier work, a selection of never-before-seen paintings and sculptures, and his largest onsite mural to date; Beryl Korot: Text/Weave/Line—Video, 1977–2010, debuts the latest digital work by a seminal video artist; Gary Lichtenstein: 35 Years of Screenprinting, presents a career survey by the master printer/painter and fine art publisher; Gina Ruggeri: Immaterial Landscape, gives food for thought with a constellation of large-scale paintings on Mylar that create a trompe l’oeil effect in the atrium; and John Shearer: America (Continued), shows a selection of the photographer’s thought-provoking images that explore immigration from a personal perspective.

Continuous round-trip transportation from the Metro North Katonah Train Station to the Museum is available to the public reception. Please consult the shuttle schedule before confirming your plans: www.aldrichart.org/events/?id=669.

The Aldrich is supported, in part, by the Connecticut Commission on Culture & Tourism, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Institute for Museum and Library Services. The official media sponsors of exhibition openings are Ridgefield Magazine and WSHU Public Radio.

The Museum
The Aldrich is one of the few independent, non-collecting contemporary art museums in the United States, and the only museum devoted to contemporary art in Connecticut. The Museum was opened to the public and incorporated as a nonprofit in 1964 by founder Larry Aldrich, who displayed the new work in a landmark 1783 house on Ridgefield’s historic Main Street, used today for administrative offices. Since 2004 the galleries have been located in a new 25,000 square-foot facility which received a design award from the American Institute of Architects. Entering a new decade, the Museum is concentrating its exhibition program on solo exhibitions by emerging and mid-career artists, while the acclaimed education programs will continue to be based in the galleries, using the work on view to help adults, families, and over 7,000 students annually to connect to our world through contemporary art. The Museum is located at 258 Main Street, Ridgefield, CT 06877. All exhibitions and programs are handicapped accessible. Free on-site parking. Regular Museum hours are Tuesday through Sunday, 12 noon to 5 pm. For more information call 203.438.4519.

Pamela Ruggio

The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
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