Rashid Johnson was born in Chicago, in 1977, and lives and works in New York. A critical theory framework extends across his paintings, sculptures, photography, and video work, investigating legacies of and possibilities for African American intellectual and cultural life. His work has been the subject of recent solo exhibitions at the Milwaukee Art Museum, the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, the Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow, the Grand Palais, Paris, the Drawing Center, the High Line, and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver. He is the recipient of the 2018 Aspen Award for Art.
Hosted by Baldwin Gallery and free and open to the public, PreviewCrush is your first chance to view the most impressive Live and Silent Auction artworks to be featured at the ArtCrush auction the following day
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.
ArtCrush is Aspen’s premier summer event benefiting the Aspen Art Museum. This year’s event features the 2018 Aspen Award for Art presentation, a remarkable wine tasting, seated dinner, and both a Live and Silent Auction of major works of contemporary art.
A fun-filled dance party, AfterPartyCrush takes place at Aspen’s leading late-night entertainment venue, Belly Up, and features live music from world-famous artist Jellybean Benitez.
Free, drop-in spotlight tours led by museum staff are offered every Wednesday and Saturday at 1 p.m.
Experiment with size and scale in this outrageous workshop for young sculptors. From the minuscule to larger-than-life, students will build flamboyant structures using a variety of surprising materials. Each day’s sculpture will expand on the previous, resulting in a unique new body of work.
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.
Calling all naturalists! Bird watching, animal tracking, and mapping in and around Hallam Lake will inspire new drawings, paintings, and environmentally friendly assemblages: artworks that reveal our favorite places and creatively interpret the places that people and animals call home.
Presented in collaboration with the Aspen Music Festival and School (AMFS), this free chamber concert series features one-hour performances by the most advanced AMFS students and visiting musicians in Aspen.
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.