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Aspen Art Museum


Roberto Lugo’s The Village Potter

Aug 3, 2023
4:00 PM
Aspen Art Museum Rooftop
Free and open to the public

Join artist Roberto Lugo at his Aspen Art Museum rooftop Bodega and purchase ceramics made by the artist in support of the museum.

As part of the Aspen Art Museum’s ArtCrush Auction Exhibition, acclaimed Philadelphia-based artist, activist, and educator Roberto Lugo collaborates with his representing gallery, R & Company, and the Aspen Art Museum to transform his widely-recognized digital platform, The Village Potter, into a physical storefront.

Lugo embraces classical pottery forms using portraiture of political leaders and Hip-hop icons with visual references from his upbringing in North Philadelphia to create objects that celebrate communities of color and his own heritage. The Village Potter reflects this mission as an extension of Lugo’s artistic practice and everyday life, with the goal to foster accessibility between the general public and the fine art world.

On Aspen Art Museum’s rooftop, The Village Potter takes the form of a neighborhood bodega stocked with quintessential objects of the brand, including small cups, subway car-styled butter dishes, and water tower coffee pour-overs. New items such as vibrantly-patterned umbrella stands shaped as Pitbulls are also featured. Sharing his mission during a critical week when the art world converges in Aspen, Lugo ensures that each piece captures his singular aesthetic approach and goal to foster community.

This activation is supported with a donation of a major work of art by Roberto Lugo that exemplifies his inclusive practice and dynamic storytelling abilities.