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.
When a museum guard befriends an enigmatic visitor, the grand Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna, Austria, becomes a mysterious crossroads that sparks explorations of their lives, the city, and the ways artworks reflect and shape the world.
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.
Join AAM Writer in Residence Tim Griffin for a discussion of Nick Relph’s exhibition. Griffin is the Executive Director and Chief Curator of The Kitchen in New York City, and has previously served as Editor-in-Chief of Artforum. He will expand upon his writings on Relph’s work, particularly the video Thre Stryppis Quhite Upon ane Blak Field (2010), first shown at the 2011 Venice Biennale and now part of Relph’s first solo museum exhibition in the US at the AAM.
Presented in collaboration with the Aspen Youth Center, this free special event provides art making, games, pizza, and snacks, as well as a chance to make new friends through art. This event is designed for young people, by young people.
This early childhood program provides playful exploration of storytelling for young audiences with their parents or caregivers. Held once a month, these free community workshops explore visual, auditory, kinesthetic, and tactile experiences of narratives in art while building visual literacy and art appreciation.
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.