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Aldrich Insiders! Jack Whitten Studio VisitThursday, October 24 · 11 am to 1 pm--Partner-level members and above · FREE
All other participants: three-tour series · $150.00; All other participants: single tour · $75.00 register online. You asked and we listened, so this fall our Insiders series will feature studio visits with two artists who are preparing for upcoming exhibitions at The Aldrich. On the first visit, don't miss an incomparable opportunity to connect with Jack Whitten, learn what inspires him, and see the new work that will be on view while it is being created! Jack Whitten's position in the history of The Aldrich and American art makes him a compelling witness to the passage of time. Born in 1939 in Bessemer, Alabama, he began his career in New York in the 1960s, combining influences as diverse as abstract expressionism, the Civil Rights Movement, surrealism, and psychedelia. Larry Aldrich purchased two of his new paintings in 1971, marking the first time the artist's work entered a public collection. An early work will return to Ridgefield in spring 2014 for Whitten's exhibition Time's Dilemma, part of the Museum's 50th anniversary celebrations. Aldrich Insiders is a series of programs designed to offer our members special access to people, places and ideas that are at the center of innovative and influential contemporary art practices. Members at the Partner level and above receive a complimentary invitation to attend these exclusive events! All others are welcome to take part in a single tour or the entire series for a participation fee—or contact The Aldrich to step up to a new level of membership and enjoy these special benefits free. Space is extremely limited at the following fall Insiders events, so register early!