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.
Since 2005, the Aspen Art Museum and the Aspen Skiing Company have collaborated to bring contemporary art to audiences in unexpected places. Each year, an artist is commissioned to produce artworks that are used on lift tickets for the winter season.
Create Your Own Lift Ticket workshops are offered throughout the season for kids and families to respond to these designs by creating a personal lift ticket with the help of AAM educators.
Artists in the Making offers middle school students the opportunity to develop specialized skills driven by self-innovation. A museum Educator works with each student to create a uniquely tailored experience that concludes with a celebratory showcase for friends and family.
Fall 2018 Theme: Art Inspires Art
Winter/Spring 2019 Theme : Light Art
Location: Basalt Middle School
(Part of SecondShift Access AfterSchool)
• Thursdays, October 4, 11, 18, & 25, 3:30–5 PM
• Thursdays, November 1, 8, 15, & 29, 3:30–5 PM
• Thursdays, December 6 & 13, 3:30–5 PM
• Exhibition Opening Party: Thursday, December 20, 3:30–5 PM
Basalt Middle School Registration
Contact Access AfterSchool:
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.