The Japanese artist Takashi Murakami combines highly refined classical Japanese painting techniques with distinctive Pop sensibilities. Known for his "Superflat" style, directly influenced by manga and anime, the artist creates works that explode with color and playfulness. For the 2015–16 ski season, in collaboration with Aspen Skiing Company, Murakami has produced four unique images, all of which embody his trademark visual aesthetic.
This monthlong program for kids in grades K–4 is held weekly at the Aspen Art Museum. Taking place after school most Wednesdays from 2:30–4 p.m., these workshops recognize the value of exposing children to the arts at an early age and use the artist’s process as an educational tool. Museum educators and teaching artists lead classes that include activities in the gallery and take-home projects.
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Held annually every summer, ArtCrush is the major fundraising event benefiting the Aspen Art Museum and Aspen’s premier summer gala.
Hosted by Amy and John Phelan, WineCrush is an intimate evening of fine wine, gourmet food, and just the right amount of dancing to complete the experience.
Hosted by Baldwin Gallery and free and open to the public, PreviewCrush is your first chance to view the most impressive Live and Silent Auction artworks to be featured at the ArtCrush auction the following day.
Hosted by Casterline | Goodman Gallery, and also free and open to the public, PreviewExtra is an additional location to preview ArtCrush’s extraordinary artworks.
ArtCrush is Aspen’s premier summer event benefiting the Aspen Art Museum. This year’s event features the 2017 Aspen Award for Art presentation to renowned contemporary artist Lawrence Weiner, a remarkable wine tasting, seated dinner, and both a Live and Silent Auction of major works of contemporary art.
A fun-filled dance party, AfterPartyCrush takes place at Aspen’s leading late-night entertainment venue, Belly Up, and features live music from a world-famous artist.