About the Museum
Founded in 1964 by philanthropist and contemporary art collector Larry Aldrich, The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum is one of the few non-collecting contemporary art museums in the United States. Founded on Ridgefield’s historic Main Street in 1964, the museum enjoys the curatorial independence of an alternative space while maintaining the rigorous art-handling standards of a national institution. Since 2004 the galleries have been housed in a new 17,000 square foot gallery, overlooking a beautiful 2-acre Sculpture Garden, and The Studio, a space for learning and making. With its emphasis on emerging and mid-career artists, the gallery has exhibited over 8,000 artists since 1964, including Eva Hesse, Robert Smithson, Mark Dion and Frank Stella among many others.