september, 2020

Benefit Bash 2020

12sep7:00 pm11:00 pmBenefit Bash 2020Stamford Loading Dock

Event Details

PLEASE NOTE: This event has been rescheduled! Saturday, September 12th is the new date.

Honoring Helena Hernmarck and Jack Shainman

The Aldrich Benefit Bash is the Museum’s single most important fundraiser of the year. Please join us for an evening of cocktails, dinner, DJ and dancing, and an exciting live auction featuring exclusive experiences, works of art, and more.

For the first time ever, the Benefit Bash will be held at The Loading Dock in Stamford, CT.

For information on table and ticket levels, click here.

The Aldrich will honor Helena Hernmarck, one of the most important contemporary figures in the evolving history of woven tapestries. Weaving in Progress at The Aldrich was the master weaver’s first solo museum exhibition in the United States in 20 years. Hernmarck began her career in the 1960s during an explosion of interest in fiber arts. Her innovations over the ensuing years are unsurpassed in visual imagery and technical innovation. Influenced by pop culture, her mature style evolved into the creation of often-monumental tapestries that exhibit complex illusionary space and diverse subject matter, including trompe l’oeil, landscape, still life, and the human figure. Helena Hernmarck was born in Stockholm, Sweden, in 1941. She lives and works in Ridgefield, Connecticut.

The 2020 Benefit Bash will also honor gallerist Jack Shainman. The Aldrich has exhibited artists represented by Shainman since the gallery’s opening in the 1980s, including Shimon Attie, Radcliffe Bailey, Paul Bowen, Petah Coyne, Brad Kahlhamer, Kerry James Marshall, Toyin Ojih Odutola, Claude Simmard, Hank Willis Thomas, Carrie Mae Weems, and Leslie Wayne, among others. The Museum has frequently worked with Jack Shainman Gallery since its humble beginning in New York City’s Lower East Side to the opening of its major new exhibition space, The School, located in Kinderhook, NY. As a gallerist Shainman has consistently set the highest standards for what an art dealer should be: passionate about the art he shows, loyal to his artists, and generous to others in the art world, with a deep belief in social justice and the role of art in moving culture forward.

This Benefit Bash supports the Museum’s mission to present the first museum exhibitions for emerging artists, significant exhibitions of established and mid-career artists whose work is under recognized, thematic group exhibitions exploring topics in contemporary art and society, and newly commissioned work. Accompanying all exhibitions are robust suites of educational and public programs for students, families, and adults.


(Saturday) 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm


Stamford Loading Dock

375 Fairfield Ave, Stamford, CT 06902


The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum

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

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