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Aspen Art Museum


Learning events

  • 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.

  • Aug 6, 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.

  • Aug 7, 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 8, 2019

    • As the inaugural speaker in a new annual series of lectures from fashion icons, Cynthia Rowley is a designer whose global brand is built on the philosophy that fashion should be an adventure. Rowley began her career in fashion while studying at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, initially in painting. She is the recipient of accolades such as the CFDA Award and Designer of the Year at the American Image Awards.

  • Aug 10, 2019

    • Returning to Aspen for the first time since his design of the new Aspen Art Museum opened to the public in 2014, Shigeru Ban will revisit the experience of designing the new AAM and the impact it had on his practice. Ban was born in Tokyo, in 1957, and attended Southern California Institute of Architecture and Cooper Union School of Architecture. His work in sustainable design has been placed across the world, and Ban was honored with the distinguished 2014 Pritzker Architecture Prize.

    • 6 PM Make

      Press Play

      In celebration of the first year of the AAM’s new Artist Programs, join Artist Programs Coordinator Teresa Booth Brown and artists from the community in a playful art-making activity inspired by Rashid Johnson’s exhibition The Hikers. The group will meet in the exhibition, enjoy a conversation and activity led by Andrew Roberts-Gray, and create an artwork in response to works on view.

    • Have you ever wondered how museum exhibitions are seen, traveled through, and examined by each star sign? The AAM asked astrologers Amy Zerner and Monte Farber to craft an open-ended tour of the museum using the stars as a guide. With so many art forms, this self-guided tour guide reveals how our personalities are tied to our museum experiences. Pick up a guide and begin a journey to discover the museum through an astrological lens.

    • Break a sweat dancing to tunes from DJ April Hunt. Hunt is not only a DJ who has played at art parties organized by artists Derrick Adams, Mickalene Thomas, Kehinde Wiley, the Public Art Fund, and the High Line, but she also is the founder and CEO of sparkplugPR, a public relations agency that supports underrepresented artists. Her set will bring the party to a peak with a musical palate that weaves various genres and periods from the 1970s until now.

    • As an invitation to get grounded and unwind at the end of the evening, join Saskia Wilson-Brown in Gallery 5 to engage your sense of smell as a portal for imagination. Wilson-Brown is the Founder and Executive Director of the Institute of Art and Olfaction (IAO), and has created the following four scents that correspond with four paintings in Etel Adnan’s exhibition Each day is a whole world.