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.
Rodney McMillian’s work resists adherence to a single medium—performance, video, installation, sculpture, and painting are all used to tackle issues of race, gender, and power within social history and culture. McMillian’s Aspen Art Museum exhibition hones in on the artist’s painting practice, featuring a selected survey of pieces on bedding that address the human body, often through its absence, in landscape.
Each exhibition is accompanied by Educator Notes, which provide an exhibition overview, guided questions for conversation, and suggested activities.