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 kids in Grades K–4 is held most Wednesdays during the school year at the AAM. Museum educators lead classes that include activities in the gallery and take-home projects.<br><br>
Classes are limited to fifteen participants. Prior registration strongly encouraged.
About the Spring Series
This season, the AAM’s Movies at the Museum program presents films that complement Mickalene Thomas’s exhibition Mentors, Muses, and Celebrities. The program draws on true stories of strong female protagonists, each of whom overcomes adversity in ordinary and extraordinary ways while challenging us to imagine a better world.
About the Film
Directed by Zeresenay Mehari
Based on the inspirational true story, Difret follows fourteen-year-old Hirut, who is abducted for marriage and accidentally kills her captor when fighting back. Local law demands a death sentence for Hirut, but the tough and passionate lawyer Meaza steps in to make their case for self-defense against one of Ethiopia’s oldest and most deeply rooted traditions. Difret paints a portrait of a country in a time of great transformation and the brave individuals ready to shape it.
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.