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.
Free, drop-in spotlight tours led by museum staff are offered every Wednesday and Saturday at 1 p.m.
In this three-part course, participants will unpack the contentious questions of authenticity, appropriation, and authority in contemporary art through various case studies and critical approaches. This course builds a skill set of observational tools, conceptual vocabulary, and a greater confidence in navigating contemporary art. Each session is led by a different guest speaker who presents an interactive, thematic lecture.
• May 2: “Authorship” with Michelle Dezember, AAM Learning Director
• May 9: “Authenticity” with Heidi Zuckerman, AAM Nancy and Bob Magoon CEO and Director
• May 16: “Appropriation” with Erich Hatala Matthes, Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Wellesley College
This session’s topic is: “Appropriation”
How can philosophical methods help us understand issues in the arts? This concluding session will provide a unique lens that helps differentiate cultural insiders from outsiders and the fine line between offensive and harmful.
Preregistration strongly encouraged:
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Tuesday–Sunday, 10 AM–6 PM
General operating support is provided by Colorado Creative Industries. CCI and its activities are made possible through an annual appropriation from the Colorado General Assembly and federal funds from the National Endowment for the Arts.