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  • Jul 8

    • Let’s find out what dots can do in this workshop dedicated to the application of dots in all colors and sizes, from traditional polka dots to glittery splotches. Young artists will marvel as bold compositions take on lives of their own. One thing is certain—these artworks will vibrate and pop!

    • Dive into Op art through various forms of media, repetition, and creativity! Inspired by John Armleder’s optical illusion works, you will create your own piece of art that makes people look twice!

    • Adventure is all around us, and this workshop is no exception! Join us on explorations in this action-packed camp full of hiking and soaking in the scenes around us to help provide inspiration for beautiful outdoor-themed works of art.

  • Jul 9

    • 6 PM Experience

      Music with a View

      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.

  • Jul 10

    • 1 PM Tour

      Guided Tour

      Free, drop-in spotlight tours led by museum staff are offered every Wednesday and Saturday at 1 p.m.

    • From July 10–14, Tibetan Buddhist monks from Drepung Loseling Monastery will construct a temporary mandala sand painting on Level 3 of the Aspen Art Museum as part of their annual visit to Aspen. Visitors are invited to watch the creation of this temporal artwork during regular museum hours. Please join us for the following special events, which are also free and open to the public:

  • Jul 12

    • 5:30 PM Discuss

      Artist Talk: Oscar Murillo

      Oscar Murillo was born in La Paila, Colombia, in 1986, and lives and works in London. His paintings, video works, and actions are tied to a notion of community stemming from the artist’s cross-cultural ties to diverse cities. His work has been the subject of solo presentations at Haus der Kunst, Munich, Yarat Art Centre, Baku, Azerbaijan, Nouveau Musée National Monaco, and Museo de Arte, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá.

  • Jul 13

    • 10 AM Make

      Family Workshops

      Monthly drop-in Family Workshops at the AAM are designed to provide children ages 3–10 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.

    • 1 PM Tour

      Guided Tour

      Free, drop-in spotlight tours led by museum staff are offered every Wednesday and Saturday at 1 p.m.

  • Jul 14

    • From July 10–14, Tibetan Buddhist monks from Drepung Loseling Monastery will construct a temporary mandala sand painting dedicated to the Green Tara on Level 3 of the Aspen Art Museum as part of their annual visit to Aspen. Geshe Lobsang Tenzin, Founder and Spiritual Director of the Drepung Loseling Monastery and Professor of Practice at Emory University, will present a lecture reflecting on the mandala and monastic practices.