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  • Jul 13, 2015

    • Enter a secret society where historical objects and sculptures in Aspen come to life through storytelling. What do we want to remember about our past, present, and future? Students create affirmative statement pieces that will serve as a visual record of our experience of place, and maybe even affect our future.

    • Calling all fashionistas! This Workshop was made just for you. In this Workshop, you’ll create one-of-a-kind, wearable pieces of art. You’ll learn basic skills such as sewing, figure drawing, and how to create your own mood board. Inspired by the colors and shapes of Chris Ofili’s artworks, this Workshop will culminate in a fashion show on the museum’s roof-deck. Full, Waiting list available

    • Young participants will experiment with simple words and a variety of materials to create wearable artworks, colorful posters, and interactive sculptures that will pop up in unexpected places around Aspen, bringing art to the public while inviting playful participation.

  • Jul 14, 2015

    • From July 11–15, Tibetan Buddhist monks from Drepung Loseling Monastery will construct a temporary mandala sand painting on Level 3 of the Aspen Art Museum as part of their annual visit to Aspen. Geshe Lobsang Tenzin, Founder and Spiritual Director of the Drepung Loseling Monastery and Senior Lecturer at Emory University, will present a lecture on the symbolism of the mandala and what to expect during the closing ceremony the following day.

    • Let art and spectacular views elevate your experience of music. Presented in collaboration with the Aspen Music Festival and School (AMFS), this free chamber concert series takes place this summer in the Roof Deck Sculpture Garden, featuring one-hour performances by the most advanced AMFS students and visiting musicians in Aspen.

  • Jul 15, 2015

    • 1 PM Tour

      Guided Tour

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

  • Jul 18, 2015

    • 1 PM Tour

      Guided Tour

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

  • Jul 20, 2015

    • Do you have what it takes to create the ideal environment for experiencing contemporary art? After studying the exhibition design of Night and Day, budding architects and designers will use the digital programs Google Sketch Up and Architectural Design Studio as well as hand-drafting and model-making skills to design a proposal for a student exhibition.

    • Become a fashion designer! This hands-on Workshop will give you the tools and materials you need to create your own line of custom looks with a unique personal theme. Inspired by the wonderfully colorful artworks of Chris Ofili, this Workshop will end with a special runway show on the museum’s roof-deck.

      Full. Wait-list available

    • Enter the magical realms of myths and adventures found in Chris Ofili’s paintings. We’ll interpret myths and see how our perspective changes through experiencing art. Kids will bring poems to life on canvas through vivid forms of watercolor and acrylic painting, developing their very own style of expression.

      Full. Wait-list available