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Talks and Lectures

  • Jun 24

    • Anna Gaskell was born in Des Moines, Iowa, in 1969, and currently lives and works in New York. Her carefully planned photographs, films, and drawings are often self-reflective, ethereal, and dream-like. Her work has been the subject of solo exhibitions at institutions including the Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, the Menil Collection, Houston, Des Moines Art Center, and Aspen Art Museum.

  • Jul 6

    • Nicole Eisenman was born in Verdun, France, in 1965, and currently lives and works in Brooklyn. A recipient of the MacArthur Fellowship, Eisenman works in a diverse range of media to explore the representation of the human form and its cultural significance. In 2014, she was the subject of a midcareer retrospective organized by the Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis, which also traveled to the Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, and the Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego. Solo presentations of her work have also been presented at the New Museum, New York, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, and the Tang Museum, Saratoga Springs.

  • Jul 9

    • From July 5–9, Tibetan Buddhist monks from Drepung Loseling Monastery will construct a temporary mandala sand painting on Level 3 of the Aspen Art Museum as part of their annual visit to Aspen. Geshe Lobsang Tenzin, Founder and Spiritual Director of the Drepung Loseling Monastery and Senior Lecturer at Emory University, will present a lecture on the symbolism of the mandala dedicated to Akshobhya, unshakeable resolve during times of conflict.

  • Jul 21

    • Glenn Ligon was born in New York in 1960, where he continues to live and work. Throughout his career, he has pursued critical perspectives of American history and its social, cultural, and political relations. He has been the subject of solo museum exhibitions at Camden Arts Center, London, the Power Plant, Toronto, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, the Studio Museum in Harlem, Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, and the Kunstverein München, Munich.

  • Jul 30

    • Thomas Struth was born in Geldern, Germany, in 1954, and lives and works in Berlin and New York. He is noted for his innovations in large-scale color photography that explore cityscapes, architecture, landscapes, and other environments. Solo presentations of his work have been hosted at the High Museum, Atlanta, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museu Serralves, Porto, Kunsthaus Zürich, Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, and Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles.

  • Aug 1

    • Lawrence Weiner was born in the Bronx, New York, in 1942, and lives and works in New York. His language-based sculptures, installations, and ephemeral works explore a radical redefinition of the relationship between the artwork and the viewer. His work has been the subject of solo exhibitions at institutions including the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Kunsthaus Bregenz, Stedelijk Museum, Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona, Haus der Kunst, Munich, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, Museo Tamayo, Mexico City, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, and the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC.

  • Sep 16

    • Are you looking for an intimate, constructive environment to gain new perspectives on your artwork? Adopting art school’s format of group feedback, this program provides a selected group of local artists with valuable insight from a visiting facilitator. This session is facilitated by Andrew Travers, Arts Editor for the Aspen Times, and will focus on the importance of language and being articulate.