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  • Apr 28

    • This unconventional documentary follows the everyday lives of two reclusive, formerly upper-class women: a mother and daughter both named Edith Beale. This aunt and cousin of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis live their eccentric lives in a decaying mansion in East Hampton, in a sort of timeless bubble of uncompromised and eccentric character.

  • Apr 29

    • 1 pm Tour

      Guided Tour

      Free, drop-in spotlight tours led by museum staff are offered every Wednesday and Saturday at 1 p.m.

  • May 2

    • These community workshops provide playful art exploration for young audiences with their parents or caregivers. The Levels 0–2 and 3–5 Years are offered free of charge on a first come, first serve basis.

    • Active Art invites seniors to engage in the social dimensions of art. Museum educators bring free, memory-enhancing activities to the assisted living community of Heritage Park Care Center in Carbondale.

      AAM education programs are made possible by the Questrom Education Fund.

  • May 3

    • 1 pm Tour

      Guided Tour

      Free, drop-in spotlight tours led by museum staff are offered every Wednesday and Saturday at 1 p.m.

    • 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.

    • In this three-part course, confront the “I don’t get it” often experienced in contemporary art. Participants will unpack topics of humor and absurdity, ultimately building a skill set of observational tools, critical vocabulary, and a greater confidence in navigating contemporary art. Each session is led by a different speaker, beginning with guest lecturer Heather Pesanti, Senior Curator at the Contemporary Austin.

  • May 4

    • 10:30 am Community

      Story Art: Basalt

      Story Art is a community outreach program that provides playful exploration of storytelling for young audiences with their parents or caregivers. This free community program builds visual literacy and art appreciation in the Basalt Regional Library.

  • May 5

    • Active Art invites seniors to engage in the social dimensions of art. Museum educators bring free, memory-enhancing activities to the assisted living community of Whitcomb Terrace in Aspen.

    • 1 pm Community

      Active Art at the Museum

      Active Art invites seniors to engage in the social dimensions of art. This free program offers senior citizens in the Roaring Fork Valley an informal drawing lesson and the opportunity to socialize over food and beverages at SO, the AAM’s Andrea and James Gordon Café.