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.
What do you do every day that you most look forward to? What are your daily practices and do they make you feel connected to something greater, or to yourself? The AAM’s exhibition considers the ways in which rituals impact culture, community, and how we are known, both as individuals and collectively. Generally defined as a series of established actions carried out for spiritual, social, political, and personal significance, rituals are embedded into everyday life. This exhibition presents a diverse collection of works by over fifteen artists exploring the act of ritual through three disti…
Drawing on the wealth of Spanish speakers in the Roaring Fork Valley, the museum presents activities for all ages from 4–6 p.m., entirely in Spanish. Featuring guided tours, family art-making activities, and more, this special event is free and open to the public en Español.
Join professional engineer Gregory Kingsley for a lecture on the structural engineering elements of the new Aspen Art Museum building—presented as part of the nationwide 2016 Engineers Week, a program that celebrates how engineers make a difference through their professional and volunteer work.
This after-school program for kids in grades K–4 is held weekly at the Aspen Art Museum from September through May. Taking place 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.
Classes are limited to fifteen participants. Prior registration is strongly encouraged.
Join artist Shinique Smith as she discusses her installation at Elk Camp, Resonant Tides (2015) with AAM’s Nancy and Bob Magoon CEO and Director, Heidi Zuckerman, and Aspen Skiing Company’s President and CEO, Mike Kaplan. The gondola begins running at 4:45 p.m.
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. This level of Art Studio is offered free of charge and is first come, first served.
Story Art is a community outreach program that provides playful exploration of storytelling for young audiences with their parents or caregivers. This free community program builds visual literacy and art appreciation. This session takes place at the Carbondale Branch Library at 320 Sopris Ave.
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.