Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
258 Main Street
Ridgefield, Fairfield County, Connecticut
Larry Aldrich purchased the historic building to contain his growing collection of art in 1964. The building was nicknamed "Old Hundred" because it served as a grocery and hardware store from 1783 to 1883 and as Ridgefield's first post office.
The Aldrich Museum features works by national and international emerging and mid-career artists. Larry Aldrich said in a 1986 interview,"Almost all the well-known American artists you can think of have been seen here at early stages of their careers. Among them Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg, Frank Stella and Cy Twombly."
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The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum has no permanent collection and is the only museum in Connecticut that is dedicated solely to the exhibition of contemporary art. Its student docent program has been adopted by museums across the United States.
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