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.
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.
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.
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.
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.