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.
Taking its title from French mystic, philosopher, and activist Simone Weil, Gravity & Grace examines how objects can function as physical traces and intangible links between the visible and invisible. Including work by Alice Channer, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Isa Genzken, On Kawara, Fred Sandback, and Francesca Woodman, the exhibition reveals our innate desire to make and mark the traces of our lives, exploring time not just as subject matter, but also as an engine of relativity.
This community program for infants and their caregivers explores fun ways to interact through art. These regularly offered workshops integrate art making and appreciation into children’s lives. The Levels 0–2 and 3–5 Years are offered free of charge on a first come, first serve basis.
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.
Stephan Jost is the Art Gallery of Ontario’s Michael and Sonja Koerner Director and CEO. He has held positions as the Director of the Honolulu Museum of Art, Director of the Shelburne Museum, and Director of Mills College Art Museum. As part of the Art Matters series, which explores the vital role of the artistic voice in society, Jost will present a lecture entitled “Towards a More Civil World: Flight from violence and our response.”
This unconventional documentary follows the everyday lives of two reclusive, formerly upper-class women: a mother and daughter both named Edith Beale. This aunt and cousin of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis live their eccentric lives in a decaying mansion in East Hampton, in a sort of timeless bubble of uncompromised and eccentric character.
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.
Active Art invites seniors to engage in the social dimensions of art. Museum educators bring free, memory-enhancing activities to the assisted living community of Heritage Park Care Center in Carbondale.
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.