It is the mission of the Aldrich's curatorial department to present innovative, exciting, diverse contemporary art exhibitions and programs that focus on emerging and mid-career artists. We strive to offer exhibitions of the highest quality and provide opportunities for collaborative, artistic, and curatorial risk taking that respect both artist and audience.
Celebrating The Aldrich at 50
In 2014, The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum will celebrate its 50th Anniversary with a series of exhibitions and programs highlighting not just the Museum's legacy, but also the relationship between the era in which it was founded and our current cultural landscape. With perspective gained through five decades, The Aldrich's formative years of 1964 to 1974 will be examined through a contemporary lens. The exhibition component of the anniversary will include three overlapping series presented over the course of a year. The first will feature a two-part exhibitionStanding in the Shadows of Love: The Aldrich Collection 19641974of iconic, historical works that are representative of The Aldrich's early collection, acquired by the Museum's founder, Larry Aldrich. The second will present a group of new projects by contemporary artists whose work reflects the continuing influence of both art and culture from the 1960s and 1970s, in juxtaposition with the historical works. The third series features solo exhibitions of current work by established artists who were included in significant exhibitions during the Museum's first decade.