This Short Course is designed to investigate contemporary perspectives on performance raised by the exhibition A Fragile But Marvelous Life. Each two-hour session unpacks a question through the format of a lecture, discussion, and time in the galleries. The course can be taken as a three-part series and is taught by AAM Curator Courtenay Finn and Learning Director Michelle Dezember.
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
Boyz n the Hood
Directed by John Singleton
Set in South Central Los Angeles, this saga follows the transition from boyhood to manhood, and the many dangers and diversions that can interrupt that journey. In its remarkable climactic scenes, Singleton memorably dramatizes how a single, heat-of-the-moment decision can torpedo an entire life—or save it.
Films are presented free of charge on Level 3 at 8 p.m. Drinks and free popcorn are available at the museum café, SO.
Tuesday–Sunday, 10 AM–6 PM