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 first solo museum survey in the US of artist Chris Ofili encompasses five galleries over three levels of the Aspen Art Museum, showcasing his vibrant paintings, drawings, and a selection of sculptures. Organized by Massimiliano Gioni, Gary Carrion-Murayari, and Margot Norton at the New Museum, New York, the exhibition spans Ofili’s influential career from 1992 to the present. Juxtaposing figuration and abstraction, as well as the sacred and the profane, Ofili’s work examines the power of images and their ability to address fundamental questions of representation.
This early childhood program provides playful exploration of storytelling for young audiences with their parents or caregivers. Held once a month, these free community workshops explore visual, auditory, kinesthetic, and tactile experiences of narratives in art while building visual literacy and art appreciation.
For more information about Kids Workshops, please contact the Education Department at 970.925.8050 ext. 33 or email email@example.com.
Education Workshop support is provided by Melva Bucksbaum and Raymond Learsy and Mary and Patrick Scanlan. Scholarships for AAM Workshops are funded by Cari and Michael J. Sacks. AAM education programs are made possible by the Questrom Education Fund.
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.