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.
The AAM is celebrating the opening of “Zombies: Pay Attention!” (Galleries 4, 5, and 6) and Robert Montgomery’s “The City in Their Echo” (Roof Deck Sculpture Garden) on Thursday, December 20, beginning at 5:30 p.m., with a gallery walkthrough with the AAM Nancy and Bob Magoon CEO and Director, Heidi Zuckerman! Join us for delicious snacks from SO Café, free wine and beer, a pop-up by the AAM Shop featuring new artist editions, music by GOLDEN, and a complimentary art-making activity for all ages on Level 3.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.