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.
Working predominantly in film and installation, British artist Ceal Floyer addresses notions of the uncanny, the humorous, and the absurd through deceptively simple means in her practice. She creates scenarios and situations that encourage viewers to do a double take and look more closely at the details, which reveal the poetry inherent in the everyday. In her work Door (1995), for example, a slide projector is aimed at the bottom of a door to give the appearance of light coming through from the other side. Floyer’s Aspen Art Museum exhibition, which marks the artist’s second major solo m…
Gabriel Orozco was born in 1962 in Jalapa, Mexico, and currently lives and works between New York, Paris, and Mexico City. The artist is internationally renowned for concept-based work across various media, and his exhibition at the Aspen Art Museum explores the poetry of chance encounters while blurring the boundary between art and the everyday. Among numerous solo exhibitions, a recent retrospective of his work took place beginning at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, and traveling to Kunstmuseum Basel, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, and Tate Modern, London. He is the recipient of the 2016 Aspen Award for Art.
Sculpt, score, and glaze your own pots in this wild ceramics Workshop! Students will learn hand-building techniques for decorative and functional pieces. To show off our creations, we’ll plan a crazy tea party for our family and friends at the end of the week.
Take a trip to Utopia Island, a special place in the heart of Aspen where nature and imagination reign. Here, kids work together to make the world a better place using their creativity. From exploring natural surroundings to making recycled artworks to give to others, students will quickly learn that knowledge is power and the earth needs you!
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.
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.
Discover the secrets of drawing, transforming blank pages into forms filled with life and energy. Exploring techniques of shadowing, perspective, and contour, our linear experiments will unlock the power of drawing to bring students’ imaginations to life. Students will respond to creative challenges in the gallery, studio, and outdoors that sharpen the power of drawing.
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.