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  • May 3, 2018

    • Story Art is a community outreach program presented in partnership with the Carbondale Branch Library and the Glenwood Springs Branch Library. This free program for elementary and middle school students provides playful exploration of storytelling through a group reading and art-making activity inspired by AAM exhibitions.

  • May 4, 2018

    • 10:30 AM Community

      Active Art: Whitcomb Terrace

      Active Art invites seniors to engage in the social dimensions of art. Each month, museum Educators bring free, memory-enhancing activities to the assisted-living communities of Whitcomb Terrace in Aspen and Heritage Park in Carbondale, and also host art making on the museum’s Roof Deck Sculpture Garden with complimentary refreshments.

    • 1:30 PM Community

      Active Art: Aspen Art Museum

      Active Art invites seniors to engage in the social dimensions of art. Each month, museum Educators bring free, memory-enhancing activities to the assisted-living communities of Whitcomb Terrace in Aspen and Heritage Park in Carbondale, and also host art making on the museum’s Roof Deck Sculpture Garden with complimentary refreshments.

  • May 5, 2018

    • 1 PM Tour

      Guided Tour

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

    • As one of the performers in Dara Friedman’s Mother Drum, Shuel-let-qua Q:olosoet describes the drum as “resonat[ing] a vibration of unseen strands that link our past, present, and future to who we are now and what we truly symbolize, as well as the relationships we nurture.” Join members of the Northern Ute Tribe for a powerful, interactive experience of the drum. Former tribal chairman Roland McCook will provide historical and cultural context to a performance by the Red Spirit Drum Group of the Uintah and Ouray Reservation.

  • May 9, 2018

    • 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.

      Classes are limited to fifteen participants. Prior registration strongly encouraged.

    • In this three-part course, participants will unpack the contentious questions of authenticity, appropriation, and authority in contemporary art through various case studies and critical approaches.

      This session’s topic is “Authenticity” with Heidi Zuckerman.
      What does integrity look like? This session explores the complex notion of authenticity, taking a personal and art historical look at stories of success (and failure) in art created with (and without) a clear intention.

  • May 12, 2018

    • 10 AM Make

      Family Workshops

      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.

      All Family Workshops are free of charge and are first come, first served for families with children ages 3–10. Workshops begin in the Education Workshop, giving families choices for self-guided or Educator-led activities and art-making stations.

    • 1 PM Tour

      Guided Tour

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

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