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  • Oct 1, 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.

    • Celebrate the closing weekend of the exhibition of Alan Shields’s Protracted Simplicity (1966–1985) with an in-gallery reading of selected poems also created by the artist. Presented in collaboration with the Aspen Poets’ Society, local poets will perform Shields’s original poetry among his paintings and sculptures.

  • Oct 4, 2016

    • These community workshops provide playful art exploration for young audiences with their parents or caregivers. The Levels 0–2 and 3–5 Years are offered free of charge on a first come, first serve basis.

    • 4 pm Community

      Story Art: Carbondale

      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 in the Basalt Regional Library and Carbondale Branch Library.

  • Oct 5, 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.

    • This after-school program for kids in Grades K–4 is held most Wednesdays during the school year at the AAM. Museum educators lead classes that include activities in the gallery and take-home projects.

      Limited class size; prior registration strongly encouraged.

  • Oct 6, 2016

    • 10:30 am Community

      Story Art: Basalt

      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 in the Basalt Regional Library and Carbondale Branch Library.

    • Join the AAM on Thursday, October 6, for Beer, Brats, and Bluegrass. Featuring the Roaring Fork Valley’s own Buffalo Joe, delicious brats, and Aspen Brewing Company Beer. Last year’s event sold out quickly, so be sure to secure your reservation.

  • Oct 7, 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 AAM’s Andrea and James Gordon Café.

  • Oct 8, 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. Families are encouraged to communicate, reflect, and produce as artists together.