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Aspen Art Museum


Learning events

  • Jul 29, 2019

    • Art and writing go hand-in-hand in this “wordshop,” inspired by the mixed-media artwork of Rashid Johnson. Combine poetry with paint to create new and inspirational works of art that capture the spirit of your favorite vacation destinations!

    • Taking inspiration from the Lebanese artist and poet, Etel Adnan, artists in this painting workshop will use brushstrokes to bring memories to life. Recollections of special places, both real and imagined, will appear as ink moves across paper, colors shape canvas, and words and images join together in unique folding books.

    • New York, London, Japan, Aspen! Expand your skills, style, and friendships in this advanced workshop for teens. Students will be given the tools and materials needed to conceive and create haute-couture fashion, while stretching teen fashion trends found around the globe with classical garment construction. These unique fashions will be presented to friends and family at an end-of-week Fashion Show.

  • Jul 30, 2019

    • 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 31, 2019

    • 10:30 AM Community

      Active Art: Heritage Park

      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.

    • 1 PM Tour

      Guided Tour

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

  • Aug 1, 2019

    • Lisa Yuskavage was born in Philadelphia, in 1962, and lives and works in New York. Her approach to figurative painting challenges conventional understandings of the genre and combines art history, popular culture, and fantastical references. Her work has been the subject of solo exhibitions at the Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Centre d’Art Contemporain, Geneva, Museo Tamayo Arte Contemporáneo, Mexico City, the Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin, and the Rose Art Museum, Waltham, MA. Yuskavage is the recipient of the 2019 Aspen Award for Art.

  • Aug 3, 2019

    • 1 PM Tour

      Guided Tour

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

  • Aug 5, 2019

    • Have you ever wondered what lies beyond the horizon? Or what the horizon looks like from an ant’s or a bird’s point of view? Participants go beyond traditional landscapes in this mixed-media workshop by looking at Aspen through new and exciting perspectives. We will create a world where big paper shapes and fabric collages come to life in a magical realm beyond where the earth meets the sky.

    • You won’t want to miss this art party! Young artists are invited to select a favorite exhibition from the AAM’s “collection” and create a series of new works in response. The week will culminate in a colorful group show celebrating the AAM’s past, present, and future. Artwork will be displayed as part of the twenty-four-hour celebration for everyone at the museum.