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 Saturdays at 1 p.m.
Family Workshops are free monthly drop-in opportunities that provide children and adults a chance to explore the galleries and create works of art on their own. Families get to know one another better through engagement with new artists and ideas. Families are encouraged to communicate, reflect, and produce as artists together. Recommended for families with children ages three to ten years old, these workshops are offered one Saturday each month from 10 AM–12 PM.
This monthlong program for kids at the 5–8 grade level is held weekly at the Aspen Art Museum. Taking place after school most Tuesdays from 3:30–5 p.m., these open-choice workshops provide the creative room for kids to explore who they are through individual and collaborative projects and art. Led by museum educators and teaching artists, participants have direct access to contemporary artists, artworks, and themes.
This monthlong program for kids at the K–4 grade level 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.
Playing off the museum’s series “I Don’t Get It,” this four-part workshop invites participants to confront what they wish they knew about contemporary art, but were afraid to ask. Led by AAM Educator Katie Bannon and Learning Director Michelle Dezember, these workshops meet every Wednesday evening in January with time in both the galleries and the workshop.
The Aspen Art Museum invites you to Elk Camp’s Ullr Night in Snowmass Ski Area to create your very own personalized lift ticket inspired by the work of Anne Collier, creator of the design for the 2014–15 Aspen Art Museum/Aspen Skiing Company lift ticket collaboration.
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.