may, 2021

Aldrich Undercover

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Event Details

Thursday, May 6 to Sunday, May 9

In 2006, the inaugural Aldrich Undercover “secret” art sale was launched. The unique event has been a biennial staple on The Aldrich’s fundraising roster for over a decade. All works are priced at $350 and sold anonymously, the artists’ identities only revealed after purchase. Guests are encouraged to trust their instincts, follow their hearts, and make selections based on how the works move them.


For 2021, Aldrich Undercover has been re-envisioned as a virtual event, featuring live musical performances and an online art sale at www.aldrichundercover.org For the 6th edition of the event, over 90 alumni artists will contribute 9 x 12-inch original works in any medium of their choosing for sale to benefit the Museum.

The event will begin with Aldrich Undercover Covers, a pre-sale online launch party held over Zoom on Thursday evening at 7 pm, featuring some of your favorite contemporary artists crossing over from art to music and performing covers of popular songs! Artist musicians include Roz Chast, Michelle Segre and Steve DiBenedetto, B. Wurtz, and others. The online art sale will follow the music performances, opening promptly at 7:50 pm for VIP ticketholders and at 8 pm for Patron and General ticketholders. VIP and Patron ticketholders will have the ability to preview the works in the sale on Wednesday, May 5, a first in Aldrich Undercover history. All ticket levels will have full access to the virtual launch party, the Aldrich Undercover Covers performances, and the art sale.

In addition to the Aldrich Undercover “secret” art sale, artists Bryan Nash Gill (1961-2013), Harmony Hammond, Andy Mister, and Hayal Pozanti have each contributed significant works to be offered for sale. These works are not part of the $350 flat rate sale. Please view the Special Art Sale section below to view the works and their prices.

All proceeds benefit The Aldrich’s dynamic exhibitions and education programs. As a 501(c)3 nonprofit, the Museum depends on the generous support of friends like you. The Aldrich has been profoundly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, having to postpone exhibitions and cancel on-site public programs, including The Aldrich’s annual gala, the largest fundraiser of the year. To support the Museum in uncertain times, the alumni artists responded enthusiastically to our ask to create works for Aldrich Undercover. And we thank you for your support by joining us for Aldrich Undercover!


may 6 (Thursday) - 9 (Sunday)


The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum

258 Main Street, Ridgefield CT 06877


The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum

Phone: (203) 438-4519 258 Main Street, Ridgefield CT 06877

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