The Annual Fund
Dear Friend of The Aldrich,
"The Aldrich Museum did a splendid job in every aspect of mounting my show Wandering Forms...This being their first exhibition focused on design clearly ranks The Aldrich among open-minded, forward-thinking museums."
Renowned designer Wendell Castle, whose early masterpieces are currently on view
Thanks to your support, The Aldrich has had an outstanding year. We are extremely proud to have exhibited thirty-three artists in sixteen exhibitions in 2012. But we never stop challenging ourselves to provide our community with the most relevant and innovative exhibitions, and access to artists at the forefront of the current cultural dialogue.
In 2013, we plan on growing our program to feature more than sixty artists! In addition, The Aldrich will—for the first time—host an artist-in-residence, Allison Smith. As always, the exhibitions will be complemented by a wide range of public programming, providing exciting opportunities for visitors to experience the best of contemporary art and ideas.
Your continued support and participation in the Museum is absolutely vital to maintaining the level of excellence we strive to uphold. The Aldrich receives limited public funding, making your donations even more important to ensuring our viability. You can help us make the following exhibitions exceptional by making a generous 100 percent tax-deductible contribution today:
Extreme Drawing (premieres March 24)
Artists will present the extreme side of contemporary drawing practice by addressing issues of scale, material, content, gesture, emotion, and individual circumstances. Extreme Drawing will coincide with Extreme Draw On!, an extended version of our annual community drawing event for children and adults.
Allison Smith: Rudiments of Fife and Drum (premieres May 27)
The "Old Hundred" administration building will be re-established as a site for community engagement as Smith explores Connecticut's central role in the development of American fife and drum music.
Music (premieres September 22)
Today's artists increasingly look to music for inspiration. This series will encompass experimental media, as well as more traditional approaches, such as painting, drawing, photography, and sculpture, exploring how artists from different disciplines influence each other and reflect the time in which they work, create, and perform.
Be a part of something extraordinary and support The Aldrich today! We hope you will take this opportunity to contribute to a critically acclaimed museum that creates cutting-edge exhibitions, education programs, and events that give today's artists and audiences a chance to connect in unexpected and inspiring ways. Thank you for your support.
With best wishes for a joyous holiday season,
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