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Aspen Art Museum


Second Chances

Mar 27, 2015-Jun 28, 2015

Examining the conditions of second chances, this group exhibition centers on the idea of the fresh start as well as scenarios of repetition that afford the opportunity for new resolutions. Attentive to the moment in a second chance when outcomes are invisible yet full of potential, the inherent tenet of this exhibition is one of hopefulness.

In conjunction with the exhibition, every morning between April 13–May 1, 2015, Helen Mirra walked around Aspen focused on developing the half-smile, as described by Thich Nhat Hanh. Anyone was welcome to meet her at the gazebo in Paepcke Park. After a brief orientation, participants set out, separately, to walk/hike for a number of hours, focused on developing the half-smile, and then met again to have a simple lunch.

AAM exhibitions are made possible by the Marx Exhibition Fund. General exhibition support is provided by the Toby Devan Lewis Visiting Artist Fund.

Second Chances is supported by Susan and Larry Marx, the Diane and Bruce Halle Foundation for Latin American Art, and funded in part by the AAM National Council. Additional exhibition support is provided by the Martin & Rebecca Eisenberg Foundation.

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