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.
Free, drop-in spotlight tours led by museum staff are offered every Wednesday and Saturday at 1 p.m.
Partnering with local producers in the Roaring Fork Valley, the first Trunk Show at the AAM features artist Elle Jay Jewelry at SO, the Andrea and James Gordon roof-deck café. Elle Jay Natural Jewelry was founded as a vehicle to share one-of-a-kind, artisan jewelry with the world. The artisan duo reinvents techniques and uses natural materials, such as driftwood, semiprecious stones, leather, and metals. Driftwood emerged as the focal point of the jewelry line as a natural and distinctive backdrop to tie together the stones and leather.
The public is invited to an evening of fresh cocktails and premium fashion made by esteemed local artists. A percentage of the sales will benefit programming at the museum. For more information about this unique event and to RSVP, contact Shop Manager Angela DeFillipps firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.