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.
What can you say with a squiggle? Children will play with different forms of drawing, filling white spaces with curls, twists, wiggles, and loops. Whether by scribbles or squiggles both large and small, layer after layer of these loops and hoops will illuminate unique stories on paper.
This winter break, the museum offers six days of concurrent workshops for 4–5 year-olds and 6–10 year-olds to take inspiration from artists on view at the museum. Each day dives into a different creative challenge, winter activities, and a chance to play through art making.
Making sure art and creativity are at the heart of your child’s development, this free drop-in program for 0–5 year-olds and their caregivers explores fun ways to interact through art.
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.
Following an ever-growing epidemic of zombies that have risen from the dead, two Philadelphia SWAT team members, a traffic reporter, and his television-executive girlfriend seek refuge in a secluded shopping mall.
The AAM tailors special visits and workshops for homeschool families and programs in the Roaring Fork Valley. Each workshop provides an opportunity for parents and children to learn about contemporary art while creating a work of art together as a family. Parents also learn techniques and skills for creating their own art experiences at home.
The AAM is celebrating the opening of Margaret Kilgallen’s that’s where the beauty is. (Gallery 1) and Nina Katchadourian’s Twitchers and Cheaters (Grand Stair) on Friday, January 11, beginning at 5:30 p.m., with a gallery walkthrough with Senior Curator Courtenay Finn! Join us for delicious snacks from SO Café, free wine and beer, music by DJ Tenza, and a complimentary art-making activity for all ages on Level 3.
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.
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.