Hal Foster is the Townsend Martin Professor of Art and Archaeology at Princeton University. Author and editor of numerous publications over thirty years, his most recent book, Bad New Days: Art, Criticism, Emergency, was released in September 2015. He will present a lecture entitled “Preposterous Sculpture: The Classical Tradition in Contemporary Art.”
Monthly drop-in Family Workshops at the AAM are designed to provide children and adults free opportunities to explore the galleries and create works of art on their own. Participants get to know one another better through engagement with exhibitions. Families are encouraged to communicate, reflect, and produce as artists together.
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.
This season, the AAM’s Movies at the Museum program highlights the theme “Eye in the Sky.” Over the years, depictions of surveillance have been one of cinema’s go-to methods for creating tension. Exploring the boundaries of privacy, feelings of alienation, and the paranoia of espionage, these films invite viewers to examine their own relationships between private and public.
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.
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.