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New York Times Reviews 'Fife And Drum' Exhibit At Aldrich In Ridgefield

“Allison Smith: Rudiments of Fife and Drum” will be on exhibit through Sept. 2 at the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum in Ridgefield.
“Allison Smith: Rudiments of Fife and Drum” will be on exhibit through Sept. 2 at the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum in Ridgefield. Photo Credit: Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum

RIDGEFIELD, Conn. -- The New York Times has reviewed "Allison Smith: Rudiments of Fife and Drum," which combines elements of craft, performance and participation and is on display at the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum in Ridgefield.

The multi-media project explores the history of American fife and drum music, tracing its roots to the Middle East and reinterpreting the emblematic rope tension drum as a communication device, both on the battlefield and around the campfire, according to the museum's website.

It uses the front parlor, porch and adjacent lawn area of "Old Hundred," the museum's administration building on Main Street. It was inspired by Connecticut's position in the development of American fife and drum music. The landmark Old Hundred building abuts the site of a Revolutionary War battle.

“Allison Smith: Rudiments of Fife and Drum” will be on exhibit through Sept. 2. The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum is at 258 Main St. in Ridgefield. For more information, call 203-438-4519 or visit aldrichart.org .

Read the entire New York Times article here .

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