Learn about Aldrich Museum, CT Art Trail

On Thursday, Sept. 4, at 7 p.m., Danielle Ogden, senior manager of education programs and school initiatives at the Aldrich Contemporary Museum of Art, will give a presentation on the history of the renowned Ridgefield museum and its current exhibits in the Greenwich Library Meeting Room.

Communications Director Pam Ruggio will follow with a brief description and background of the Connecticut Art Trail.

The original Aldrich Museum was founded by Manhattan fashion designer Larry Aldrich (1906-2001), who began collecting Impressionist and Expressionist paintings in the 1940s. His first purchase was a Renoir. Over time, his interest shifted to contemporary art and he gave away his old collection.

Mr. Aldrich was a patron of the arts and donated money to both the Museum of Modern Art and Whitney Museum. He then funded a museum in Ridgefield in 1964, which was named The Larry Aldrich Museum. In 1967, it was renamed the Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art.

The Aldrich Museum is one of 17 museums on the Connecticut Art Trail. Ms. Ruggio will explain how to obtain a pass that allows you to visit all of the historic museums on the trail. Visit Arttrail.org or Aldrichart.org for more information.

This program is open to all art and history lovers at no charge; no registration required. For more information contact Local History Librarian Carl White at [email protected] or call 203-622-7948.

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