The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, Connecticut: In An Instant: Polaroids for The Aldrich

6 - 13 July 2020



The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum has been profoundly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, with significant impact on the Museum’s revenue. For In an Instant: Polaroids for The Aldrich, over two dozen artists created new work to sustain the Museum in its mission of serving emerging and under-recognized artists.

  • We sent thirty-one artists Polaroid cameras and asked them to return eight photographs

  • The artists responded with glorious creativity, making work that is fun, serious, moving, and provocative

  • The works for sale were made within the constraints of the Polaroid medium and the artists’ working spaces while sheltering in place

  • Each work is priced at $175, unframed

  • The works will be for sale starting 12 noon on Monday, July 6; the sale ends at 5 pm on Monday, July 13

  • The works will be mailed USPS Priority Mail in protective packaging at the end of the fundraiser


Participating artists include Huma Bhaba, Janet Biggs, Sebastiaan Bremer, David Brooks, Marti Corman, Petah Coyne, Michael De Feo, Jeanne Finley, Kate Gilmore, Jessica Jackson Hutchins, Lisa Kereszi, Joayce Kozloff, Michelle Lopez, Anissa Mack, Suzanne McClelland, Richard McGuire, Sean Mellyn, Jason Middlebrook, David Opdyke, Hayal Pozanti, Frank Poor, Peggy Preheim, Rosamund Purcell, David Scanavino, Michelle Segre, Alyson Shotz, Tony Tasset, Penelope Umbrico, Cheryl Van Hooven, Allan Wexler, and B. Wurtz.


In solidarity with the movement to end systemic racism and in recognition of the crucial importance of Black artists to a vibrant and healthy arts community, The Aldrich will contribute $5,000 from In an Instant to Black Art Futures Fund, a philanthropic fund that supports Black arts organizations.


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Thank you for your support of The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum and the Black Art Futures Fund!