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.
Monthly drop-in Family Workshops at the AAM are designed to provide children and adults free opportunities to explore the galleries and create works of art on their own. Participants get to know one another better through engagement with new artists and ideas. Families are encouraged to communicate, reflect, and produce as artists together.
Opening Reception: 3–5 PM
Since 2005, the AAM’s Young Curators of the Roaring Fork (YCRF) has engaged high school students in a six-month program that builds aesthetic valuation, leadership, organizational, and critical thinking skills. After participants identify an exhibition theme, lead a call for submissions, and assemble the exhibition, an opening is held to celebrate this student-driven initiative.
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.