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Learning events

  • Jul 6, 2017

    • Nicole Eisenman was born in Verdun, France, in 1965, and currently lives and works in Brooklyn. A recipient of the MacArthur Fellowship, Eisenman works in a diverse range of media to explore the representation of the human form and its cultural significance. In 2014, she was the subject of a midcareer retrospective organized by the Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis, which also traveled to the Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, and the Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego. Solo presentations of her work have also been presented at the New Museum, New York, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, and the Tang Museum, Saratoga Springs.

  • Jul 7, 2017

    • 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 Whitcomb Terrace in Aspen.

  • Jul 8, 2017

    • 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, 2017

    • From July 5–9, 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 Professor of Practice at Emory University, will present a lecture on the symbolism of the mandala dedicated to Akshobhya, unshakeable resolve during times of conflict.

  • Jul 10, 2017

    • What’s your favorite color? In this Workshop, we will explore color through painting, printmaking, scavenger hunts, and nature walks. By studying color and the relationships between hues, we’ll learn to appreciate nature, art, and the world around us!

    • Turn your imagination into an animated movie! In this playful Workshop, we will develop a storyline with a setting and characters, draw a storyboard, and use a digital camera to animate our films. After one week of production, a special screening will be held for family and friends in the Education Workshop. Please note: Students are required to bring a digital camera or tablet.

  • Jul 11, 2017

    • 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 12, 2017

    • 1 PM Tour

      Guided Tour

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

    • Novelty salesman Barry Egan finds promise in his dismal life after being introduced to the mysterious Lena, but is threatened when a crooked mattress salesman enters the picture. The film features fantastic abstract visual effects created by artist Jeremy Blake.

  • Jul 15, 2017

    • This workshop invites all ages to meet Steve Jenkins, author/illustrator of Creature Features and Apex Predators, as he provides a presentation of his studio process, a reading and signing of his books, and hands-on art making led by the artist and an AAM Educator. This free program encourages budding youth and adult bookmakers alike to explore storytelling.