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.
High school sophomores and juniors from across the Roaring Fork Valley are invited to prepare for the college admission process through an afternoon of professional mentoring at the AAM. This event is co-hosted with teachers from local high schools and museum staff who will provide support in writing personal statements for all fields of study, and students interested in art in particular can bring artworks for feedback and photo documentation. Transport reimbursement and dinner will be provided.
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.