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The Larry Aldrich Award
(prize, since 1993-present)


The annual Larry Aldrich Award honors an American artist whose work has had a significant impact on contemporary visual culture during recent years. An independent jury of artists, collectors, critics, curators, and gallerists selects the recipient. The Museum is grateful to Larry Aldrich for his generosity and foresight in establishing and funding the Award. Applications are not accepted for this award.
Since 1995, the honoree has received $25,000 and the opportunity for an exhibition at The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum.



Artists The Larry Aldrich Award:
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The Aldrich is one of the few non-collecting contemporary art museums in the United States. Founded on Ridgefield’s historic Main Street in 1964, the Museum enjoys the curatorial independence of an alternative space while maintaining the registrarial and art-handling standards of a national institution. Exhibitions feature work by emerging and mid-career artists, and education programs help adults and children to connect to today’s world through contemporary art…




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