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The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum / June 27th, 2010 - January 2nd, 2011 / DOWNLOAD EXHIBITION POSTER-BROCHURE PDF

Places to learn & teach, compost & grow food, move & dance, gather & converse, and host native flying squirrels are installed throughout the indoor and outdoor public spaces of the museum, which was originally a private residence. (Aldrich "Something for Everyone" Flickr page)

DANCING BOARDWALK: FOLLOW THE LEADER - Assemble a group of friends or strangers, get up on the dancing boardwalk and start to move in the same direction, following the exact pace, movements, gestures, steps, and attitude of the person in front of you as closely as possible, and after a while you might ask, who is leading and who is following. (see preliminary video) 

ANIMAL ESTATES: FLYING SQUIRREL - Be on the look out for the Northern Flying Squirrels (Glaucomys sabrinus), native to this region, who have moved into the series of Animal Estates located on posts directly behind the museum in the location of their previous home, a massive old tree recently removed after a long illness. (more on Animal Estates)

SUNDOWN SALON: RIDGEFIELD, CT - Make yourself at home in a Ridgefield family’s living room, now relocated to the lobby of the museum while their vacated living space, now furnished with a simple seating system, becomes the site for a series of self-organized salon gatherings hosted by the family. (more on Sundown Salon)

EDIBLE ESTATE #9: ALDRICH STAFF GARDENS & COMPOST - Watch, smell, feel, and even taste, as the Aldrich Museum staff grows their own food in their new Edible Estate garden, nourished by the compost being made at the museums front door from their very own kitchen scraps, coffee grounds, and yard clippings. Here is a regional planting calendar of edibles, and special thanks to Garden of Ideas for their contributions to the project. (see more information on Edible Estates - and follow the photo stream of garden progress here)

SUNDOWN SCHOOLHOUSE: THE ALDRICH WORKSHOPS - Do you have a skill or interest that you’d like to share with others? Or perhaps something you’d like to learn more about? Visit the geodesic tent on the museum’s front lawn from July 2nd until early October, from Fridays to Sundays, noon until 1:30pm, for a series of casual classes, workshops, and seminars lead by locals*. (more on Sundown Schoolhouse) * Open call to use the Schoolhouse dome for your workshops - see details on the Aldrich Museum website.




SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE opening reception
Sunday, June 27th, 2:30 - 5:30 (directions & NYC Metro North shuttle info)

Ask Me! Tour
Every Tuesday and Sunday for the duration of the exhibition; 2 to 4 pm

Sundown Schoolhouse workshops in the geodesic dome on the front lawn
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday - as schedueld - for the duration of the exhibition; 12:30 am to 2 pm

Play in the Dirt: Garden Activities for Children
Every Tuesday and Thursday, from June 29 to August 19; 11 am to 1 pm

Outdoor Yoga on the Dancing Boardwalk (weather permitting)
Every Saturday, from July 10 to September 4; 10:30 to 11:30 am

First Thursdays: Cocktails & FREE Outdoor Movie!
Thursday, July 1; 7:30 to 10 pm

Earth to Canvas: Botanical Drawing Workshop
(Professional Development Workshop for Teachers)
Friday, July 7; 9 am to 12 noon and 1 to 4 pm

Ridgefield Summer Dance Intensive with James Robey and Local High School Students
Monday through Friday, August 2 to 6; 2:30 to 4pm

NY Botanical Garden Tour with Horticulturist Todd Forrest*
Tuesday, July 27; 3:30 to 5 pm

Aldrich Insiders! Wave Hill Garden: Hudson River Sunset Tour *
Wednesday, August 4; 7 pm

Animal Musical: The Animal Estates Home Buyers Tour
A family musical by Matt Van Brink
Saturday, August 7; 2:30pm

Aldrich Insiders! The High Line Park: Curator-Led Twilight Tour *
Tuesday, August 10; 7 pm

The Garden of Ideas Tour: Explore a Local Organic Farm
Sunday, August 15; 11 am to12:30 pm (Free, RSVP)

Aldrich Insiders! Stone Barns Center: Private Farm Tour *
Wednesday, August 25; 11 am to 1:30 pm

The Hickories Tour: Explore a Local Organic Farm
Sunday, September 12; 11 am to 12:30 pm (Free, RSVP)

Opening of Sundown Salon: Ridgefield, CT, Living Room Lobby Installation
Sunday, September 5