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.
This after-school program for middle school students (grades 7–8) is presented in collaboration with the Aspen Youth Center and provides hands-on experience in self-publishing in a collaborative group setting. Over the course of eight sessions, participants make their very own zine, which will be printed by the museum. An open house and application information session will be launched during the Middle School Night on January 20.
About the Winter Series
This season, the AAM’s Movies at the Museum program highlights the theme “Eye in the Sky.” Over the years, depictions of surveillance have been one of cinema’s go-to methods for creating tension. Exploring the boundaries of privacy, feelings of alienation, and the paranoia of espionage, these films invite viewers to examine their own relationships between private and public.
Films are presented free of charge on Level 3.
About the Film
The Conversation (1974)
Directed by Francis Ford Coppola
A paranoid, secretive surveillance expert has a crisis of conscience when he suspects that a couple he is spying on will be murdered. This psychological thriller was written, produced, and directed by Francis Ford Coppola and stars Gene Hackman with supporting roles by John Cazale, Allen Garfield, Cindy Williams, Frederic Forrest, Harrison Ford, Teri Garr, and Robert Duvall.
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.