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.
Boo hoo, only one hue? On the contrary! Find out how exciting painting with just one color can be. We’ll learn how to mix unlimited tints, tones, and shades, and experiment with value and the gray scale, too, using graphite and charcoal, creating a frenzy of visually cohesive and expressive monochromatic abstractions.
A preference for pattern is needed in this workshop! We’ll mix, match, print, and patch to create a visual explosion of two- and three-dimensional artworks that can be worn or displayed. The workshop will conclude with a celebration of our creations for family and friends.
Design and build for a better world in this collaborative project-based workshop with a special focus on fort and furniture design. We’ll work to create both an educational tool and comfy space for local preschool clients, using colorful textiles, soft fabrics, and forms. Teens will unveil their design solutions at an art show for friends and family at the end of the week.
Hallam Lake is the perfect location to reflect on our personal and collective rituals. Young Darwins will observe and record daily experiences in the form of collecting, writing, photographing, and mapping, creating a diverse visual diary of how we connect to ourselves and the world.
The AAM is celebrating the opening of Cheryl Donegan’s GRLZ + VEILS (Gallery 1) and Jay DeFeo’s The Ripple Effect (Galleries 2 & 3) on Thursday, June 28, beginning at 5:30 p.m.! Join us for delicious snacks from SO Café, free wine and beer, music, and a complimentary art-making activity for all ages on Level 3.
Hey, don’t throw that out! Participants in this mixed-media workshop will gather and transform a variety of found objects and soft materials into spectacular one-of-a-kind collections, textiles, and sculptures, offering both artists and viewers an opportunity to see the environment differently.
Hey, don’t throw that out! Participants in this mixed-media workshop will gather and transform a variety of found objects and soft materials into spectacular one-of-a-kind collections, textiles, and sculptures offering both artists and viewers an opportunity to see the environment differently.
The AAM’s 2017–18 Gabriela and Ramiro Garza Distinguished Artist in Residence, Cheryl Donegan, is a pioneering figure in contemporary conceptual art. For the past two decades, her multidisciplinary practice has investigated the notion of surface—of the canvas, screen, fabric, or her own body. As part of her residency and solo exhibition, Donegan will premiere a new fashion line in a presentation at the museum. Directed and choreographed in collaboration with artist Alix Pearlstein, this free show features models from the Roaring Fork Valley wearing couture pieces.
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.