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  • Aug 5

    • Free and open to all

      Registration Required

      Join Mary Weatherford for an informal discussion about her recent exhibitions at the AAM and SITE Santa Fe with Nicola Lees, Simone Krug, and Luis Yllanes, who all worked closely with Mary Weatherford and her team on the exhibition at the AAM. Weatherford will speak about her influences, the evolution in her process, and how neon made its way into her paintings. She will also expand on why she does not see herself as an abstract painter.

    • Registration Required

      Location to be shared upon registration

      Join Zina Saro-Wiwa for the final iteration of the Illicit Gin Institute, which will be a “Silent Prekese Picnic.” Prekese (also known as Aidan Fruit) is a pod that is a species of the pea family and is grown on the Aidan Fruit tree. It is used mostly in savory soups and sometimes teas across West Africa, but it smells like toasted caramel and vanilla. Regarded as highly medicinal with many scientifically-documented health benefits, it is one of Saro-Wiwa’s favorite botanicals. The picnic, which will take place in a beautiful, bucolic setting near the museum, will be conducted in a warm and friendly silence. Attendees are invited to wander in, interact with prekese pods, and taste Saro-Wiwa’s deliciously ambrosial vegan prekese ice creams served with chocolate sauce spiked with clove gin and fresh strawberries. Other tree-related gins and savory treats will be offered. The observed silence is in service of the prekese itself, which, according to the artist, will allow the botanical to do the talking and encourage participants to engage with the unknown from a place of openness, humility, and meditative contemplation. A chance to listen to trees speak within you.

    • Wednesday, August 4, 6–9 PM
      Thursday, August 5, 2–8 PM
      Friday, August 6, 10 AM–2 PM

      Registration required

      Into the Wood is a new pop-up, interactive installation by Los Angeles–based artist Adam Stamp. Created for ArtCrush 2021 and presented by L'Officiel Magazine, Into the Wood will provide a backdrop for Aspen Art Museum visitors to be photographed.

    • Free and open to the public

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      Aspen Art Museum

      As part of the ongoing Questrom Lecture Series, the AAM will host a panel discussion with leading artists, scholars, and curators Allan Schwartzman, Doris Salcedo, Rebecca Siegel, and Naima Keith to explore the present landscape and future potential for monuments, as well as examine current debates about who and what should—or should not—be memorialized. This event is free and open to the public.

    • Free and open to the public.

      Registration Required

      Tonight, the Aspen Art Museum and Aspen galleries will open their doors to offer guests the opportunity to view a wide selection of works after hours. After Hours at the Aspen Art Museum will also feature a special cocktail by artist Adam Stamp’s Slippery Slope bar.

      Please note that you will need to register separately for String Quartet for Six Players, with Stephen Prina.

    • Free and Open to the Public

      Registration required

      Aspen Art Museum

      Stephen Prina will stage a special performance of his 1976 composition String Quartet for Six Players, which takes as a starting point Mozart’s String Quartet No. 15 in D minor, albeit conceptually rearranged. Using chance as a guiding compositional principle, the work is performed in response to the throwing of a die. Musical performers are from the Aspen Music Festival and School.

  • Aug 6

    • Wednesday, August 4, 6–9 PM
      Thursday, August 5, 2–8 PM
      Friday, August 6, 10 AM–2 PM

      Into the Wood is a new pop-up, interactive installation by Los Angeles–based artist Adam Stamp. Created for ArtCrush 2021 and presented by L'Officiel Magazine, Into the Wood will provide a backdrop for Aspen Art Museum visitors to be photographed.

      Registration required

    • 11 AM ArtCrush

      Private Collection Visit

      Invite Only

      The Aspen Art Museum has a historic program of collection visits, which offers access to some of Aspen’s most iconic private homes.

      Spaces for these visits are limited and priority will be given to AAM members

      If you are interested in joining this event or future collection visits, please see our membership benefits and become a member today!

    • 6:30 PM ArtCrush

      ArtCrush 2021


      Event co-chairs
      Amy Phelan and Jamie Tisch


      Email: For inquiries, please email us at eneckes@aspenartmuseum.org.

      Every August, the Aspen Art Museum hosts a week of events celebrating art and artists that lead up to our annual ArtCrush summer gala. This week honors those whose creativity and vision have the greatest impact on the field of contemporary art. The annual ArtCrush gala will end with a live auction of 10 incredible contemporary artworks.

  • Aug 10

    • 6 PM Experience

      Music with a View

      Open to all

      Registration Required

      Presented in collaboration with the Aspen Music Festival and School (AMFS), this free and inclusive chamber concert series features one-hour performances by the most advanced AMFS students and visiting musicians in Aspen.