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The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum

The Year in Images

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In 2010 The Aldrich welcomed a record number of visitors to look. look again.

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Irish artist Tom Molloy brought his world view to the Museum, manipulating found materials and images to explore the interaction of politically charged symbols.

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MacArthur Genius Rackstraw Downes showed us how to really look carefully. Organized by director Harry Philbrick, the exhibition took us from Downes’s preliminary pencil drawings to his final paintings.

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KAWS charmed us with his street-wise characters, which entered the galleries and our lives to blur the conventional boundaries between art, design, and culture.

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Children loved to play in the dirt of Fritz Haeg’s Edible Estate intervention on the front lawn.

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Schools from around the region relied upon Aldrich educators to teach their students about creative thinking.

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Draw On! spread across the northeast and received the New England Museum Association’s 2010 Leaders in Innovation Award.

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Old Hundred kept watch over Halloween on Main Street, an important event on Ridgefield’s social calendar.

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Community support for a successful fundraiser brought the restoration of Old Hundred’s historic porch a step closer.

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Excited art lovers enjoyed a great party and snapped up extraordinary buys at the third Aldrich Undercover.

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While outside Robert Taplin’s Punch kept close to his mother as they appraised the animated scene.

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GQ called The Aldrich “. . . one of the ten most mind-blowing, energizing, unorthodox, and flat-out-cool places to experience art in America. As sunlight creeps across the galleries, you never see a piece the same way twice. The moments are fleeting and impermanent and, like The Aldrich itself, constantly moving forward, unmoored from the past.� Michael Hsu (GQ , November 2010)

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The Annual Fund CLICK HERE to Repeat Slideshow CLICK HERE to Donate Now As the pictures you have just seen attest, The Aldrich furthers the careers of emerging artists and supports their memorable exhibitions in all media. Aldrich artists provide incredibly diverse and meaningful experiences, which form the basis of our education programs and promote creative thinking among viewers of all ages. Please consider making a 100 percent tax-deductible gift to The Annual Fund to help keep the Museum vital. look. look again.


The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum Annual Fund 2010 in Images