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.
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.
Nikolai and Simon Haas were born in Austin, Texas, in 1984, and currently live and work in Los Angeles. Their collaborative projects exist at the intersection of art and design, often incorporating nature, fantasy, psychedelia, and humor. Their work has been included in exhibitions including the Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial, the San Jose Museum of Art, Boesky West, and is the subject of an upcoming survey at the Bass Museum of Art.
Discover the power of drawing together as we mark, smudge, and smear surfaces with expressive lines, shapes, and tones, producing a series of unique abstract works in various materials. Individual and collective portfolios will be shared with family and new friends we’ve made.
Lace up your hiking boots and buckle your backpack in this high-alpine, action-painting workshop. Using paint, pastels, and found objects, we’ll paint in response to our surroundings, creating expressive abstract works of art that capture our feelings of the mountains in the moment.
Go vertical in this playful sculpture workshop focusing on stacking, balancing, and stability. We’ll use familiar objects to make colorful columns and textured totems that defy gravity, revealing a jaw-dropping exhibition for family and friends at the end of the week.
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.