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.
This monthlong program for kids at the K–4 grade level is held weekly at the Aspen Art Museum. Taking place after school most Wednesdays from 2:30–4 p.m., these workshops recognize the value of exposing children to the arts at an early age and use the artist’s process as an educational tool. Museum educators and teaching artists lead classes that include activities in the gallery and take-home projects.
Every visitor brings unique abilities, skills, perspectives, and knowledge to their museum experience. Our access programs consider this wide range of needs and we design welcoming experiences for visitors with different physical, cognitive, and social abilities. The Aspen Art Museum is ADA–accessible and receives guidance from our Access Community Advisory Committee on how to further make the museum a welcoming environment for all.
For visitors on the Autism spectrum and with developmental disabilities
Under the guidance of our community partners, the AAM provides regular programs with the clients of Ascendigo Autism Services and Mountain Valley Developmental Services.
Families, teachers, and other service providers that support youth and adults on the Autism spectrum can prepare for a visit to the museum with a social narrative. This document is a step-by-step guide of what to expect at the AAM with photographs and descriptions, ideal for visitors on the Autism spectrum and those who benefit from having clear expectations. Please download our social narrative here.
To make an appointment for a low-stimulation experience of the museum, please contact email@example.com.
For visitors who are blind or partially sighted
Verbal description tours can be scheduled with advance notice for those with low or no vision.
For visitors with special needs
We are able to accommodate visitors with special needs to the best of our ability with advance arrangements through our Education Department.
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.