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Aspen Art Museum

  • May 27, 2015

    • This monthlong program for kids in Grades K–4 is held weekly at the AAM. 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. Registration is $18 members/$20 nonmembers per class.

    • Have you ever wished that you had more time to go deeper into the ideas that come up on exhibition tours? This four-session course meets every Wednesday in May to break down key histories, concepts, and debates of contemporary art. Participants will build a skill set of observational tools, critical vocabulary, and a greater confidence in navigating contemporary art.

  • May 29, 2015

    • Beasts of the Southern Wild tells the story of Hushpuppy, an intrepid six-year-old girl who lives with her father, Wink, in “the Bathtub,” a Southern Delta community at the edge of the world. Wink’s tough love prepares her for the unraveling of the universe, for a time when he’s no longer there to protect her. When Wink contracts a mysterious illness, Hushpuppy goes in search of her lost mother.

  • May 31, 2015

    • 2 PM Community Event

      Arte en Español

      Drawing on the wealth of Spanish speakers in the Roaring Fork Valley, the museum is collaborating with KPVW La Tricolor to present an afternoon of activities for all ages, entirely in Spanish. Featuring guided tours, family art-making activities, music, and food, this special event is offered free and open to the public en Español.

  • Jun 2, 2015

    • 10:30 AM Workshop

      Art Studio Level 1: Ages 2–5

      Held once a month from 10:30–11:30 a.m., these free community workshops provide playful exploration of storytelling for young audiences with their parents or caregivers. A special June session will be held with Active Art participants. This level of Art Studio is offered free of charge and is first come, first served.

  • Jun 4, 2015

    • Join Heidi Zuckerman, AAM Nancy and Bob Magoon CEO and Director, for a tour through the exhibition Second Chances. Zuckerman will provide insight into the curatorial framework of the exhibition through her own perspective as well as those explored in the works of the various artists on view.

  • Jun 6, 2015

    • 10 AM Family Program

      Behind the Book:
      Lizi Boyd

      All ages are invited to meet Lizi Boyd, author/illustrator of Flashlight, as she provides a presentation of her studio process as well as a reading and signing of her book. This free program encourages budding youth and adult bookmakers alike to explore storytelling.

      AAM Members are invited to stay on to create their own flashlight-inspired collages with Lizi Boyd.

    • 1 PM Tour

      Guided Tour

      Free, drop-in spotlight tours led by museum staff are offered every Wednesday and Saturdays at 1 p.m.

  • Jun 8, 2015