A recently unearthed Michelangelo sketch, considered to be the artist’s first nude, has sold at Christie’s Paris for a record 23 million euros ($24 million). “Michelangelo has decided to make the figure into something that corresponded more to his aesthetic by making him much more robust and monumental, while at the same time keeping the fragility of the figure, who is exposed and shivering” as he awaits baptism,” says Christie’s Old Masters expert Stijn Alsteens.
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The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
Ridgefield, CT 06877
$4 Students and Seniors
Free for K-12 teachers and children under 18
Free on Tuesday
Featuring work by emerging and mid-career contemporary artists, The Aldrich is a non-collecting art museum. Founded in 1964 by Larry Aldrich in a suburban Connecticut town, the museum underwent extensive renovations and expansion in 2003. It reopened in 2004 with doubled exhibition space, sporting a the name The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum. With 12 galleries total, the building houses a screening room, a sound gallery, a 22-foot-high project space, a 100-seat performance area and an two-acre outdoor sculpture garden.