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Learning events

  • Jul 18, 2016

    • Free sculpture from its rigidity, letting it blossom into forms familiar to the fountains created by artist Lynda Benglis. Students will trade marble and chisel for colorful, elastic materials. Busy hands will stuff, pour, and stretch materials to new heights. These funky forms are sure to stand on their own.

    • How do you design something to change the world? In this open-ended, project-based Workshop, teens will be encouraged to design an individual artwork or product with potential larger social impact. Using a variety of inspirations, materials, and methods, participants will be given the space to identify a problem or challenge in their life, think creatively, and develop a design solution.

  • Jul 19, 2016

    • Presented in collaboration with the Aspen Music Festival and School (AMFS), this free chamber concert series features one hour performances by the most advanced AMFS students and visiting musicians in Aspen.

  • Jul 20, 2016

    • 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 22, 2016

    • Lynda Benglis was born in 1941 in Lake Charles, Louisiana, and currently lives and works between New York, Santa Fe, and Ahmedabad, India. In the sixties, she emerged as a pioneer in abstraction, placing both traditional and nontraditional materials in action. A survey of her work recently took place at the Van Abbemuseum, the Netherlands, which then traveled to the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Le Consortium, Dijon, the Museum of Art Rhode Island School of Design, the New Museum, New York, and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles.

  • Jul 23, 2016

    • 1 PM Tour

      Guided Tour

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

    • From July 20–24, 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.

  • Jul 25, 2016

    • Move beyond the canvas in this tactile, experimental Workshop. Taking inspiration from Alan Shields, students will create stunning mixed media works using materials created from scratch! Exploring techniques such as making homemade paper and custom-printed designs, students will create complex two-dimensional masterpieces.

    • What would you capture in a journal about your life and your environment? Taking inspiration from Gabriel Orozco’s approach to photography, participants will use their cameras to capture what they can find in their surrounding environment. Students will create a photo journal documenting the simple yet extraordinary moments we create together.

  • Jul 26, 2016

    • 10:30 AM Community

      Active Art at the Museum

      This free program offers senior citizens in the Roaring Fork Valley an informal drawing lesson and the opportunity to socialize over food and beverages at SO, the AAM’s Andrea and James Gordon Café.