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.
The proposed exercise consists in reutilizing newspaper photographs to tell new stories.
Stories help us understand and communicate reality to others and ourselves, and thus have a very powerful role in society. If we distrust or question the narrative that is being presented to us, or if we create different narratives, could we be, in a way, creating different realities?
Leaf through your local newspaper and cut out a group of images that you find ambiguous, startling, captivating, inviting, strange, comical, or familiar. In other words, choose any image…
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 exhibitions. Families are encouraged to communicate, reflect, and produce as artists together.
Artist Focus: Judith Scott
All Family Workshops are free of charge and are first come, first served for families with children ages 3–10. Workshops begin in the Education Workshop, giving families choices for self-guided or educator-led activities and art-making stations.
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.