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.
Aspen Art Museum’s moving image initiative places film and video, arguably the most dominant art form of the last fifty years, in direct dialogue with contemporary art practices on view.
About the Summer Series: Coming of Age
How do we develop through motion pictures? This summer, the AAM’s Movies at the Museum program explores the coming-of-age genre, highlighting films set across the United States that capture personal and social evolutions. Featuring movies from the past fifty years, the series takes viewers into the lives of children, adolescents, and young adults—exploring personal discoveries, friendships, and hardships that define the experience of growing up.
About the film
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
Directed by John Hughes
Ferris Bueller has an uncanny skill at cutting classes and getting away with it. Intending to make one last duck-out before graduation, Ferris calls in sick, “borrows” a Ferrari, and embarks on a one-day journey through the streets of Chicago. On Ferris’s trail is high school principal Rooney, determined to catch him in the act.
Films are presented free of charge on Level 3 at 8 p.m. Drinks and free popcorn are available at the museum café, SO, from 7 p.m.
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.