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.
Active Art invites seniors to engage in the social dimensions of art. This free program offers senior citizens in the Roaring Fork Valley an informal drawing lesson and the opportunity to socialize over food and beverages at SO, the AAM’s Andrea and James Gordon Café.
To celebrate the final weekend of the exhibitions A Fragile But Marvelous Life and Make every show like it’s your last, the AAM presents a daylong series of performances and interventions.
OOIEE: There’s No Separation
10 AM–5 PM
A limited-edition textile work printed with an image of Aspen’s sky will cover objects and artworks throughout the museum. After being imbued with the energy of what they are covering, the editions will be removed and available for purchase.
Ryan Gander: Earnest Hawker
10 AM–5 PM
An actor assumes the persona of the artist’s imagined self, making his appearance as he mingles throughout events and exhibitions at the museum.
Artist-Curated Lunch at SO Café
11:30 AM–2:30 PM
Artists have contributed to a special menu for purchase from SO, the Andrea and James Gordon café.
Guided tour of A Fragile But Marvelous Life and Make every show like it’s your last by AAM staff.
Cally Spooner: Tough Kid, Full Out. True Pro.
Get Better, Rest Up, Strange Night but…Proud.
Live voices appear unannounced within the exhibition A Fragile But Marvelous Life. This will be the final performance of Tough Kid.
Flora Wiegmann & Anna Sew Hoy: Magnetic Between
Dancer/choreographer Flora Wiegmann and artist Anna Sew Hoy interact with Sew Hoy’s sculptures in the Roof Deck Sculpture Garden. Warm dress is encouraged for this outdoor performance.
Reception & Wrap Party
Join the participating local and visiting artists who made Performance and Interventions possible for a reception on Level 3. Complimentary snacks and beverages are provided.
All events are free and open to the public, unless otherwise noted.
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.