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  • Jul 10

    • 10 AM Slow. Look. Live.

      Slow.Look.Live. Lena Henke

      Artist Lena Henke will speak about her decision to relocate from New York to Berlin this past month, and the stark contrast in the cultural and behavioral response to the pandemic in each location. She will reflect on the ways that the pandemic has altered the landscape of the global art world, as travel slows and time takes on new meaning. The artist will also speak about the interconnectedness of the personal and the professional, and will show printouts of recent sculptural works that delve into introspective themes.

  • Jul 17

    • 4 PM Slow. Look. Live.

      Artist Jeffrey Gibson

      Initiated during this period of unprecedented physical distancing, Slow.Look.Live., offers an occasion to slow down and reflect with deeper intention on artistic processes and dialogues. Introducing a range of artists, curators, and thinkers, the new initiative focuses on how perception, creation, and community are being shaped by our various current geographical locations. Each week, we chart the relationships of our guests to the changing world, their immediate environments, and their studios. As we continually redefine how art can be made and experienced, Slow.Look.Live., will evolve indefinitely as a core program for Aspen Art Museum’s visitors and beyond.

  • Jul 22

    • 2:30 PM Art Studio Live!

      Art Studio Live!
      Let’s Draw Together

      For this Art Studio Live! lesson, we’ll use objects or pictures found around the home to draw a scene that represents your identity, interests, or background. You only need a few simple materials and your imagination.

  • Jul 24

    • Brooklyn-based Keonna Hendrick is a cultural strategist, educator, and author who nurtures equity through art and museum education. Her teaching, writing, and strategic planning reflect her commitment to providing all audiences with educational experiences that promote critical thinking, expand cultural perceptions, and support self-actualization. Hendrick will engage in a conversation about dismantling repressive systems in museum education, as well as anti-racist approaches to teaching and communication.

  • Jul 29

    • Join Elisabeth from the Aspen Art Museum and Phebe from Aspen Center for Environmental Studies (ACES) for a special Art Studio Live! Elisabeth and Phebe will take a nature walk around Hallam Lake to explore the design of animal homes, natural art-making materials, and the wonderful relationship between art, nature, and impermanence!

  • Jul 31

    • Lauren King is a soloist with the New York City Ballet whose Slow.Look.Live. session will engage with Maren Hassinger’s Roof Deck Sculpture Garden installation Paradise Regained (2020). Hassinger’s spindly and curved wire structures are inspired by the movement of grasses and reeds swaying in the wind, and appear to dance with the changing shadows of the day. For her session of Slow.Look.Live., King will speak about her evolving relationship to movement at this time and will lead viewers in a dance activity inspired by Hassinger’s installation.

  • Aug 5

    • 4 PM Art Studio Live!

      Art Studio Live!
      Vibrant Button Art

      In this week’s Art Studio Live!, we will build our own vibrant button tree! Please join us on Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. (MT) to make unique and fun button trees that you can hang up on your wall!

  • Aug 7

    • 4 PM Slow. Look. Live.

      Carrie Mae Weems

      Acclaimed artist Carrie Mae Weems will discuss RESIST COVID/TAKE 6!, her new art initiative currently featured in the Aspen Times Artist Takeover series. Weems’s project alludes to recommendations that people stay six feet apart from one another during the COVID-19 pandemic and aims to draw attention to the ways in which the deadly virus has disproportionately impacted people of color. Printed on posters, billboards, flyers, and other public-facing platforms, Weems’s photo-based campaign seeks to heighten public awareness of the impact of social and economic disparity while also paying homage to the essential workers who have placed themselves in harm’s way during the pandemic. Weems will speak about the immediate messaging of this project and prompt a broader dialogue about the long-term toll on the communities hardest hit by the pandemic.

  • Aug 12

    • Repurpose yogurt containers into planters in this week’s Art Studio Live! Join us at 2:30 p.m. (MT) and transform your food containers into vibrant homes for plants.

  • Aug 14

    • 4 PM Slow. Look. Live.

      Summer Sloane-Britt

      Summer Sloane-Britt is a PhD candidate at the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University who recently relocated to Los Angeles. For this session of Slow.Look.Live., Sloane-Britt will speak about the complex politics of working within systems of higher education and museums, and how these institutions are both making slow but important changes that stem from grassroots movements. She will elaborate on the ways that systems are being called into question. Sloane-Britt will also speak about the weirdness of this moment and a nostalgia for a New York City that does not seem to exist anymore.