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.
Mary Weatherford was born in Ojai, California, and lives and works in Los Angeles. She creates paintings that respond to landscapes with vivid colors and neon lights. Weatherford graduated from Princeton University in Art History and Visual Arts, was a Helena Rubinstein Fellow at the Whitney Independent Study Program, and holds an MFA from Bard College. Her work has been exhibited in museums including the Hammer Museum, the Orange County Museum of Art, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and the Museum of Modern Art in New York.
This after-school program for kids in Grades K–4 is held most Wednesdays during the school year at the AAM. Museum educators lead classes that include activities in the gallery and take-home projects.
Limited class size; prior registration strongly encouraged.
Members: $18 per class
Nonmembers: $20 per class
970.925.8050 ext. 133
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.