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 brings art to two locations serving senior citizens in the Roaring Fork Valley: Pitkin County Senior Center in Aspen and Heritage Park Assisted Living in Carbondale. This program provides older adults free monthly opportunities to access contemporary art while supporting brain fitness and socialization. Participants are also able to visit the museum for guided tours throughout the year.
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.