Ridgefield — celebrated for its top-ranked school system, historic Main Street with ties to the American Revolution, and bustling theater scene — added another jewel to its crown last week: Home to the most serene destination in Connecticut.

PureWow, an online lifestyle and travel publication, picked the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum as the Nutmeg State’s “most serene spot” in a list last week that highlighted the top peaceful places in each of America’s 50 states — and the nation's capital. 

“The design — airy, with high-ceilings — and extensive grounds are enough to relax you almost as soon as you walk on the property,” PureWow’s staff wrote. “And since the art is constantly rotating, you have an excuse to catch your breath here as frequently as you want.”

Richard Klein, the Aldrich’s interim co-director, said the museum was the tranquil space designed “to intimately experience the most compelling art of the present.”

“Almost every gallery has a view into the landscape, providing quiet punctuations in the visitor’s experience,” he said. “Our gallery attendants are informed about the art of view, and approachable if the visitor has questions, but respectful of the need to experience art without unnecessary distractions.”

For more information, visit aldrichart.org.