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.
This monthlong program for kids in grades K–4 is held weekly at the Aspen Art Museum. Taking place after school most Wednesdays from 2:30–4 p.m., these workshops recognize the value of exposing children to the arts at an early age and use the artist’s process as an educational tool. Museum educators and teaching artists lead classes that include activities in the gallery and take-home projects.
Presenting a wide range of themes, film screenings at the AAM reveal important perspectives of filmmakers and artists of our time.
Movies at the Museum: Dynamic Duos
Enjoy open-air cinema in the Roof Deck Sculpture Garden through a variety of films that celebrate complex, enriching relationships, inspired by the collaborations of Wade Guyton, Peter Fischli, and David Weiss. This summer, the AAM extends the theme of collaboration and presents Movies at the Museum in partnership with Aspen Film.
About the Film
Punch-Drunk Love (2002)
Directed by Paul Thomas Anderson
Novelty salesman Barry Egan finds promise in his dismal life after being introduced to the mysterious Lena, but is threatened when a crooked mattress salesman enters the picture. The film features fantastic abstract visual effects created by artist Jeremy Blake.
Doors Open: 7:30 PM
Screening Begins: 8 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.