Dear Friend,

“The Aldrich is a place where you can lose yourself in a world of wonder, beauty, angst, nature, emotion…”

These are the words of a visitor to The Aldrich, who responded to our invitation to share her experience at the Museum. We are proud that our exhibitions and programs have the ability to evoke these sentiments. Every year we want to provide you, our patrons, unparalleled access to acclaimed artists, experts, and inspirational thinkers who help to provide new perspectives on our world; when you explore the Museum, we want you to enjoy the most impactful and authentic arts experience.

The Aldrich is a place where your contributions make a difference!

That is our assurance to you. A gift to our Annual Fund provides critical unrestricted funding to enable us to continue to push the boundaries in our presentation of established and emerging artists, to enhance youth education programs, and to provide the experiences that broaden your access to the world of ideas, creativity, and inspiration—the hallmarks of The Aldrich.

Just this year, the Annual Fund has assisted in the presentation of three historic series of exhibitions and related programming as The Aldrich celebrates a half-century at the forefront of contemporary art. As we plan for the years to come, we need your continued patronage in order to present artwork at the leading-edge; to promote the careers of innovative young artists; to learn from the pioneers of contemporary art; to host and facilitate fascinating and thought-provoking discussions; and to maintain our leadership position in museum education, partnering with parents and teachers to develop and offer relevant programs that nurture the next generation of creative and critical thinkers.

“The Aldrich is a place where inspiration lives…”

The words of another visitor, who appreciated our commitment to Larry Aldrich’s founding vision of providing unmatched access to the art and artists of our time, and to forging compelling connections between our audiences, the concepts explored in our exhibitions, and the world at large. We are extremely grateful to have such an active and involved group of supporters, impacting future generations by sharing thoughtful experiences, respect for diverse points of view, and a love for contemporary art.

Please help to keep The Aldrich a vital part of the cultural life of our community by donating to the Annual Fund now. You’ll be glad that you did!



Alyson Baker
Executive Director

PS: We welcome each gift, large or small, and ensure that every dollar donated works hard for the Museum and has a direct impact on the audiences we serve!

Giving is easy!

Call: 203.438.4519
Online: Make an online donation
Mail: The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
The Annual Fund
258 Main Street
Ridgefield, CT 06877

The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, tax ID 06-6069965. Donations are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law. For more information, please call 203.438.4519 or e-mail