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.
Each exhibition is accompanied by Educator Notes, which provide an exhibition overview, guided questions for conversation, and suggested activities.
This film tells the true story of teenage surfer Bethany Hamilton, who overcomes the odds and her own fears of returning to the water after losing her left arm in a shark attack.
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.
Spring Break is a free, three-day program offered in collaboration with the Aspen Youth Center (AYC). Middle school students are invited to spend their time out of school enjoying art, snacks, and friends. Join us in making T-shirts, designing skateboards, watching a movie, and creating stickers inspired by the artworks of Margaret Kilgallen!
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.
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.
The Aspen Art Museum offers after-school workshops for middle school students that develop skills of self-expression, teamwork, and creative art-making techniques using a variety of materials. Participants will work together over several weeks to present an exhibition of their work in the final session.
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.