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.
Rodney McMillian’s work resists adherence to a single medium—performance, video, installation, sculpture, and painting are all used to tackle issues of race, gender, and power within social history and culture. McMillian’s Aspen Art Museum exhibition hones in on the artist’s painting practice, featuring a selected survey of pieces on bedding that address the human body, often through its absence, in landscape.
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.
Emily Rales, along with her husband Mitchell Rales, is the founder of the Glenstone Museum, a museum in Potomac, Maryland that opened to the public in October 2018 with a collection dedicated to post-World War II art. They envision Glenstone “not only as a place, but a state of mind created by the energy of architecture, the power of art, and the restorative qualities of nature.”
Monthly drop-in Family Workshops at the AAM are designed to provide children 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.
Join locals Lindsay Jones and Brian Colley of the Roaring Fork Drawing Club for an hour of guided drawing activities for all ages and abilities.
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.