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.
Free, drop-in spotlight tours led by museum staff are offered every Wednesday and Saturday at 1 p.m.
Artists in the Making is an eight-week program that offers middle school students in Aspen and Basalt the opportunity to develop specialized skills driven by self-innovation. Community experts who visit select sessions and mentor students work in tandem with an AAM Educator to create a uniquely tailored experience that concludes with a celebratory showcase for friends and family.
Spring 2018 Theme: Design Thinking
Basalt Middle School
(Part of SecondShift Access AfterSchool)
• Tuesday, February 27, 3:30–5 PM
• Tuesdays, March 6, 13, 20, 3:30–5 PM
• Tuesdays, April 3, 10, 17, 24, 3:30–5 PM
• Exhibition Opening Party: Tuesday, May 1, 3:30–5 PM
Basalt Middle School Registration
Contact Access AfterSchool:
Aspen Middle School:
• Wednesday, February 28, 2:30–4:30 PM
• Wednesdays, March 7, 14, 21, 2:30–4:30 PM
• Wednesdays, April 4, 11, 18, 2:30–4:30 PM
• Exhibition Opening Party: April 25, 2:30–4:30 PM
Scholarships available. Students must register for all eight sessions.
Aspen Middle School Registration:
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.