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.
Resisting confinement to a single medium, critically acclaimed Mexican artist Gabriel Orozco examines the poetry of chance encounters while blurring the boundary between art and the everyday. Known for works such as the Citroën automobile surgically reduced to two-thirds its normal width (La DS, 1993) and a human skull covered with a graphite grid (Black Kites, 1997), Orozco explores complex geometry, mapping, and anatomy in a creative, playful, and inventive manner. His AAM exhibition is curated by Heidi Zuckerman and will present several new works. Gabriel Orozco is the recipient of t…
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.
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.
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.
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.
Join us for Mother’s Day Brunch at the Aspen Art Museum—with bottomless mimosas, art activities for the whole family, and a lavish brunch buffet!
$25 Kids (under 12 years)
Aspen Art Museum
Sunday, May 13, 2018
11:30 AM–1:00 PM
Members: on sale now
Nonmembers: on sale April 16, 2018
Please email email@example.com or call 970.925.8050 for reservations.
Refunds will not be available for reservations canceled after May 4, 2018.
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.