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 after-school program for middle school students (grades 7–8) is presented in collaboration with the Aspen Youth Center and provides hands-on experience in self-publishing in a collaborative group setting. Over the course of eight sessions, participants make their very own zine, which will be printed by the museum. An open house and application information session will be launched during the Middle School Night on January 20.
Calling all creative adults: find inspiration from artists and artworks and connect with others! Join one of our museum Educators and a local artist for a spirited conversation and art-making techniques that bring the art on view to life. This free, new program starts with a nontraditional tour of a current exhibition and ends with an imaginative mixer.
Join Carbondale-based sculptor and furniture designer Brad Reed Nelson for a look into Larry Bell’s sculptures. He will lead a related sculpture activity exploring geometry, line, and volume.
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.