In celebration of Verso University's exploration of the CT Art Trail, join us on November 15 at 11 am for a presentation about the The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum.
Join Cybele Maylone, executive director of The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum in Ridgefield, to learn about the institution's long history of groundbreaking exhibitions and about upcoming shows, including Yvette Mayorga: Dreaming of You and Chiffon Thomas: The Cavernous.
This event will take place in in the Komansky Program Room on the Library's main level. Please register for this free event HERE.
The Westport Library has a museum pass available for The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, which entitles the holder of the pass and four family members entry to the museum. Learn more by clicking here, and explore all our museum passes here.
Cybele Maylone has served as the executive director of The Aldrich since 2018. Prior to joining the museum, she was the executive director of UrbanGlass in Brooklyn, New York, and also held positions with apexart and the New Museum in New York City.
Founded by art collector and fashion designer Larry Aldrich in 1964, The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum is one of the oldest contemporary art museums in the United States. The museum is one of the few independent, non-collecting institutions in the country and the only museum in Connecticut solely dedicated to the presentation of contemporary art. The Aldrich is internationally recognized for its artist-centric programs and visionary exhibitions, presenting first solo museum exhibitions by emerging artists, significant exhibitions of established artists, and thematic group exhibitions.
In subsequent months, Verso University will bring individual curators and/or museum directors, from the CT Art Trail membership to the Library for a deeper dive into that museum’s particular mission and exhibits — past and present. Participants will have an opportunity for deeper learning and gain an insider’s view of the museums, their collections and history, along with an invitation for an on-site visit. The Connecticut Art Trail is a nationally recognized partnership between 23 world-class museums and historic sites, created to promote Connecticut’s rich cultural assets.
Verso University is the Library’s lifelong learning and education initiative, serving up year-round offerings of classes, workshops, and lectures designed to further education and learning. Offerings run the gamut of educational opportunities, ranging from one-time lectures to ongoing courses to classes that meet weekly or perhaps monthly.
Verso University programs are made possible by the generous support of the Nancy J. Beard Lifelong Learning and Education Fund.