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Art in Connecticut and the Connecticut Art Trail

Event Type: Genealogy & Local History
Date: 9/4/2014
Start Time: 7:00 PM
End Time: 8:30 PM
Description:
 Thursday, September 4th, at 7 pm, Danielle Ogden, Senior Manager of Education Programs and School Initiatives from the Aldrich Contemporary Museum of Art, will give a presentation on the history of this renowned Ridgefield museum and explain its current exhibits. Communications Director Pam Ruggio will give a brief description of the Connecticut Art Trail.

The 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. Aldrich was a patron of the arts, and donated money to both the Museum of Modern Art and Whitney Museums. He then funded a museum in Ridgefield in 1964, which was named The Larry Aldrich Museum. The original Board of Trustees included well-known collector and Greenwich resident Joseph Hirschhorn. In 1967, it was renamed the Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art.

The Aldrich Museum is one of 17 museums on the Connecticut Art Trail. Communications Director Pam Ruggio will explain how to obtain a pass that allows you to visit all of the historic museums.
This program is open to all art and history lovers at no charge, no registration required.

Library: Greenwich Library
Location: Meeting Room
Contact: Carl White
Contact Number: 203 622-7948
Presenter: Danielle Ogden