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.
This two-part Saturday workshop for grades 9–12 dives into specific exhibitions and mediums, helping students grow as young artists. In this first workshop, participants will learn about the fundamentals of photo composition and how to respectfully listen and converse about art through a critique session.
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, and also host art making in the museum’s Roof Deck Sculpture Garden with complimentary refreshments.
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.
This documentary follows the life of George A. Romero, who in 1968, as a college drop-out, directed Night of the Living Dead and shocked the world. His films became icons of the counterculture, and spawned a zombie industry worth billions of dollars that continues to this day.
Calling all artists: Join an AAM Educator and a local contemporary artist for a hands-on activity tied to the exhibition *Margaret Kilgallen: that’s where the beauty is.8 This free program starts with a nontraditional tour and ends with art making, conversation, and refreshments.
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.
Story Art is a community outreach program presented in partnership with the Carbondale Branch Library and the Glenwood Springs Branch Library. This free program for elementary and middle school students provides playful exploration of storytelling through a group reading and art-making activity inspired by AAM exhibitions.
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.