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: Carbondale brings art to Heritage Park Assisted Living once a month. This program provides older adults opportunities to access contemporary art while supporting brain fitness and socialization. Residents are also able to visit the museum for guided tours throughout the year.
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
Troublemakers: The Story of Land Art
Directed by James Crump
Troublemakers chronicles the history of land art in the 1960s and 1970s, when a group of radical New York artists began producing earthworks on a monumental scale in the desert spaces of the American southwest. The film follows the enigmatic careers of artists who use the earth as their primary medium, including Robert Smithson, Walter De Maria, and Michael Heizer. The film will be introduced by Lissa Ballinger, Curator and Program Associate at the Aspen Institute.
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.