popular Family Drop-In Weekends are set to become a weekly draw in the New Year, commencing with Jan. 4 and 5.
Drop-In Weekends offer a hands-on art project for families to enjoy in the Museum's education center. The projects, which relate to the themes and practices used in the exhibitions on view in the galleries, are free with the price of admission; children aged 18 and under always enter The Aldrich free.
In the meantime, art fans can enjoy the last Drop-In Weekend of 2010 this weekend, Dec. 18 and 19. Families will be joined by the star of Jane Turner's book, "The Dog Who Went to Main Street" — Zona the dog. Turner will read from the book at 2 pm and then invite the children to take part in an art project related to the exhibitions and Zona's travels.
Family Drop-In Weekends are organized by Museum Educator Tori Reimann holds a Master's in elementary teaching and recently joined The Aldrich from Boston, where she taught classes to all ages at the Museum of Fine Arts.
The Aldrich is located at 258 Main Street, Ridgefield CT, and open 12 noon to 5 pm. Admission for adult non-members is $7; children under 18 always enter FREE. For more information, call 203.438.4519 or visit aldrichart.org.
Submitted by The Aldrich