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Contemporary Art Short Course: Who Does Art Belong To?

May 16, 2018
5:30 pm
637 E. Hyman Ave

5:30–7 PM
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.



Entire Course
Members: Free
Nonmembers: $25

Per Session
Members: Free
Nonmembers: $10

Preregistration strongly encouraged:
education@aspenartmuseum.org 970.925.8050 x133

AAM education programs are made possible by the Questrom Education Fund. Education Workshop support is provided by Melva Bucksbaum and Raymond Learsy and Mary and Patrick Scanlan. Scholarships for AAM Workshops are funded by Cari and Michael J. Sacks.