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24-Hour Grand Opening

Aug 9, 2014
5:00 pm

Erik Satie’s Vexations

Performance
Level 3, 5 pm

Erik Satie’s composition is performed uninterrupted on a piano on Level 3 for 24 hours. (Collaboration with Aspen Music Festival and School)

Music from Contemporary Artworks Reperformed

Performance
Gallery 5, 6–7 pm

Live performance of music drawn from artworks by contemporary artists including Cory Arcangel, Anri Sala, Stephen Prina, and Douglas Gordon. (Collaboration with Aspen Music Festival and School)

Alison O’Daniel’s Night Sky

Screening (1 of 2)
Education Workshop, 7–8:30 pm

Artist Alison O’Daniel’s multi-sensory, experimental film explores the parallel stories of two girls on a desert journey. Listening and deafness play prominent roles within the film, expanded upon by sign language interpreter Lisa Reynolds. (Collaboration with Aspen Film)

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy

Concert
Spring Street, 8:30–10 pm

Fusing jazz, swing, and Dixieland, the famously dynamic nine-piece band brings energy to the closed street adjacent to the museum for this musical celebration. (Collaboration with Jazz Aspen Snowmass)

Alison O’Daniel’s Night Sky

Screening (2 of 2)
Education Workshop, 10–11:30 pm

Alison O’Daniel’s multi-sensory, experimental film explores the parallel stories of two girls on a desert journey. Listening and deafness play prominent roles within the film, highlighted by live musical accompaniment. (Collaboration with Aspen Film)

Guided Exhibitions Tours

Tour
Galleries 1, 2, 3, 10:30 pm–12 am

Tours of the new Aspen Art Museum’s inaugural exhibitions with Dick Carter and Missie Thorne, two of the original founding members of the Aspen Center for Visual Arts, the institution that has come to be known as the Aspen Art Museum.

August 10, 2014



Silent Dance Party

Activity
Level 3, 12–2 am

DJ Naka G provides a live soundtrack to a dance party through wireless headphones on Level 3 until the early hours of the morning.

Derek Jarman’s Blue

Screening
Education Workshop, 2–3:30 am

The final feature film of the late Derek Jarman narrates his experience of life, AIDS-related health complications, and approaching death, set to a saturated blue backdrop and expressive soundscape.

Dream Interpretation Activity

Activity
Gallery 4, 3–7 am

Tapping into the subconscious, this alternative gallery experience allows participants to sleep inside the Tomma Abts exhibition, awaking in the morning for a facilitated group interpretation of your dreams and the possible connections to works on view. Large beanbags and blankets will be provided. Pre-registration is required.

Sunrise Yoga

Activity
Level 3, 7–9 am

A yoga class and meditation session led by Gina Murdock on the Roof Deck, accompanied by the continuation of the piano performance Vexations. Light breakfast will be served. (Collaboration with Aspen Yoga Society)

Family Workshop

Activity
Education Workshop, 9–11 am

Explore both familiar and unusual organic shapes in the Rosemarie Trockel exhibition. Families with children of all ages will consider the ways in which the artist creates sculptures, and are invited to create their own clay formations in response.

Working

Performance
Grand Staircase, 11 am–12 pm

Young performers from Theatre Aspen’s Summer Teen Conservatory provide a musical look into the aspects of humanity found in labor and work. (Collaboration with Theatre Aspen)

Cooking Demonstration and Special Lunch Menu

Activity
Café, 12–2 pm

Julia and Allen Domingos, culinary partners of the new AAM, host a tasting session with stations that feature flavors from the new café menu.

With Liberty And Justice For All

Panel Discussion
Commons, 2–3:30 pm

An interdisciplinary conversation addresses pressing civil rights issues of the twenty-first century in response to Jim Hodges’s outdoor installation. Participants include Jeff Chang, Stanford University; Jane Saks, Project&; Gloria Stoga, Puppies Behind Bars; and Todd Breyfogle, the Aspen Institute. (Collaboration with the Aspen Institute)