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.
For those who are ready to jump right in, this Workshop will immerse you fully into the playful side of creativity. Through spirited visits to artworks on view at the AAM and collaborative, hands-on activities, we’ll work up the momentum to create a public artwork to share with friends and families—and make new friends along the way!
Presenting a wide range of themes, film screenings at the AAM reveal important perspectives of filmmakers and artists of our time.
Winter Theme: Artist Documentaries
This winter, explore the artistic process through a first-hand look at the lives and works of leading contemporary artists. These recently released documentaries provide rare, unprecedented access into the creation and display of the art that defines our times.
About the Film
Directed by Marcie Begleiter
Eva Hesse (1936–1970) is one of America’s foremost postwar artists whose sculptures helped establish the post-minimalist movement. Dying of a brain tumor at age thirty-four, she had a mere decadelong career that, despite its brevity, was rich and complex. This is the first feature-length documentary of her life and work, and draws on Hesse’s journals and her correspondence with Sol LeWitt, as well as archival interviews with fellow artists.
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.