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Talks and Lectures

  • Apr 30

    • In celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of the Aspen Center of Environmental Studies (ACES), this event will trace the legacy of Stuart Mace and Toklat through a conversation with artist Isa Catto and Mace’s son, Kent Mace. Stuart Mace was a botanist who came to Aspen in 1948 and created an ecological and artistic haven at Toklat, which became a foundational component of ACES.

  • May 7

    • In conjunction with Bauhaus 100: Aspen

      Richard Carter is one of the founding members of the Aspen Center for the Visual Arts, the institution that came to be known as the Aspen Art Museum. He will be in conversation with Bauhaus 100: Aspen Program Manager and Aspen Institute Art Curator Lissa Ballinger discussing Carter’s experience working with Bauhaus legend Herbert Bayer from 1972–78, and the legacy that this experience had on Carter’s artistic practice.

  • May 16

    • Celebrate the culmination of the inaugural Aspen Art Museum Artist Fellowship with four project presentations. Artists Wewer Keohane, Michael Lorsung, Shannon Richardson, and Andrew Roberts-Grey will discuss their fellowship experiences and present individual creative projects through a variety of hands-on art activities, video, and performance.

  • May 30

    • Adam Lerner is the outgoing Mark G. Falcone Director and Chief Animator of the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver. With a unique approach to museum programming that combines curatorial, education, and artistic production, Lerner has created innovative programs that have been adopted by museums throughout North America and celebrated by leaders in the field as well as the general media.

  • Jun 10

    • Join former Ute tribal chairman Roland McCook for an evening discussing the relationship between indigenous peoples and animals of Western Colorado. The conversation will tie to the work of Gabriel Rico, whose exhibition at the AAM juxtaposes natural and imagined life.

  • Jul 17

    • Heike Hanada is a German architect who teaches at the Technical University of Dortmund and runs an architectural studio in Berlin. Her significant projects include participation in the 1999 Venice Art Biennale in cooperation with Tatsuo Miyajima, who was representing Japan in the Japanese Pavillon. In 2008, she won the competition for the extension of the Stockholm Public Library, and since 2012, she has designed and almost completed construction on the new Bauhaus Museum in Weimar.