Join the Carriage Barn for a guided tour of two local treasures: Weir Farm Art Center and The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum. Meet at 9:00am at the Carriage Barn, transportation will be provided to both Ridgefield venues where curators/docents will guide us through the current exhibits. We will then have a gourmet boxed lunch from 109 Cheese & Wine at The Aldrich, and return to the Carriage Barn by 1:30pm.
Weir Farm is a 60-acre park and art center and a significant site associated with the American Impressionist movement. It commemorates the life and work of painter J. Alden Weir and other artists who stayed or lived at Weir Farm, including Childe Hassam, Albert Pinkham Ryder, John Singer Sargent, and John Twachtman. A docent will guide us through the house and galleries.
The Aldrich is a leader in the exhibition of significant and thought-provoking contemporary art, with an emphasis on emerging and mid-career artists. The museum’s innovative exhibitions have presented the work of more than 8,000 remarkable artists, and have often been the first to introduce the work of now-acclaimed artists, including Eva Hesse, Robert Smithson, Frank Stella, Jack Whitten, Ann Hamilton, Olafur Eliasson, Huma Bhabha, KAWS, Mark Dion, and Shahzia Sikander. Curator Amy Smith-Stewart will guide us through the new exhibit: Anissa Mack, Junk Kaleidoscope, and curator Richard Smith will present Alex Schweder and Ward Shelley’s performance architecture piece Your Turn andShared Space: A New Era, an exhibition of photographs and video from 1987 through 2010.
Space is limited. Please register by 10/19 so lunch can be ordered.