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.
Composed of visions of isolated, separated body parts, Disembodied presented a fragmented, hallucinatory whole that collided notions of corporeality, aging, and experience within and without the body. The exhibition featured works by Louise Bourgeois, Berlinde de Bruyckere, Robert Gober, David Hammons, Kiki Smith, and others in an intergenerational group of historically significant artists known for incisive investigations into the interaction between body and identity.
In his Meditations on First Philosophy (1641), French philosopher and mathematician René Descartes first articulat…
Active Art is a monthly program that provides older adults in the Roaring Fork Valley seasonal opportunities to access and engage with contemporary art and the wider community through art appreciation classes, museum tours, art-making activities, and collaborations. Active Art takes place in seasonal cycles over three sessions, beginning at the Pitkin County Senior Center for the first session and hosting varying activities for the second and third sessions at the Aspen Art Museum (637 E. Hyman Avenue). Participants are welcome to drop in on sessions or attend an entire cycle free of charge.
Active Art: Carbondale brings a monthly program to Heritage Park Assisted Living. This program provides older adults opportunities to access and engage with contemporary art and art making while supporting brain fitness and socialization. Approximately four times each year, older adults will be provided the opportunity to visit the Aspen Art Museum for a guided tour. Please visit Active Art for more information on Active Art: Carbondale sessions.
For more information on Active Art, please contact the Education Department at 970.925.8050 ext. 33 or email email@example.com.
AAM education programs are made possible by the Questrom Education Fund.
Tuesday–Sunday, 10 am–6 pm
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.