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Aspen Art Museum


Learning events

  • Jul 1, 2016

    • 10 AM Community

      Active Art at Heritage Park

      Active Art invites seniors to engage in the social dimensions of art. Museum educators bring free, memory-enhancing activities to the assisted-living communities of Whitcomb Terrace in Aspen and Heritage Park in Carbondale. Physically independent seniors are invited for monthly gatherings at the Aspen Art Museum, where drawing activities and free food and refreshments are offered at SO, the Andrea and James Gordon café.

    • Teenager Ren MacCormack gets a big dose of culture shock when he moves from Chicago to the small Southern town of Bomont. Determined to challenge a local ban on rock and roll and dancing, Ren leads a rebellion with his new peers.

  • Jul 2, 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 5, 2016

    • Calling all creative kids! Abandon the flat canvas in this mixed media Workshop where colors, patterns, and combined materials provide the structure for new forms of art. Inspired by the work of artist Alan Shields, participants will take painting to the next dimension by designing their own colorful canvases from hand-made paper and suspended forms.

  • Jul 6, 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 9, 2016

    • 10 AM Make

      Family Workshop

      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.

    • In an exclusive opportunity, artist Judith Scott’s twin, Joyce Scott, will be at the AAM for a public exhibition walkthrough of Judith Scott—Bound and Unbound on the closing weekend of the show. Offering insight into the late artist’s work and life, Scott will join AAM Learning Director Michelle Dezember to bookend the first solo museum survey of the artist.

  • Jul 11, 2016

    • What if the whole world was your art studio? Participants will take inspiration from the playful approach of artist Gabriel Orozco, exploring how our surrounding environment can be a studio space for creating multimedia artworks. Time exploring around Aspen will encourage students to make artworks that reflect how they see the world.

    • Bold forms, bright colors, and unexpected materials. Taking cues from pioneering artist Lynda Benglis, participants of this Workshop will gain skills to craft their own unique creative voice. Students will create their own business and brand, learn marketing and leadership skills, and design their very own stand to be used on Lemonade Day.

  • Jul 12, 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.