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Aspen Art Museum


Movies at the Museum:
What Happened, Miss Simone?

May 27, 2016
7:00 PM
637 E. Hyman Ave

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

What Happened, Miss Simone? (2015)
Directed by Liz Garbus
101 min
Not Rated

Classically trained pianist, dive-bar chanteuse, black power icon, and legendary recording artist, Nina Simone lived a life of brutal honesty, musical genius, and tortured melancholy. In this epic documentary, director Liz Garbus interweaves never-before-heard recordings and rare archival footage together with Nina’s most memorable songs to create an unforgettable portrait of one of the least understood, yet most beloved, artists of our time.

AAM exhibitions are made possible by the Marx Exhibition Fund. General exhibition support is provided by the Toby Devan Lewis Visiting Artist Fund.

Support for Mickalene Thomas’s residency and exhibition is provided by the Gabriela and Ramiro Garza Distinguished Artist in Residence Fund. Additional support is provided by the AAM National Council, The Etkin Family Digital Media and Moving Image Fund, and Roberta and Michael Joseph. Mickalene Thomas’s Mentors, Muses, and Celebrities is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. To find out more about how NEA grants impact individuals and communities, visit

AAM education programs are made possible by the Questrom Education Fund. Additional support for Movies at the Museum is provided by the Etkin Family Digital Media and Moving Image Fund.