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.
Building on the museum’s mission to support the artistic voice and its role in shaping society, the Aspen Art Museum presents the public program series Art Matters. Inviting artists, curators, and cultural producers to share their perspective on the possibilities of art, this series marks the third format in a long-term engagement with why art matters, which also includes: a print campaign featuring interviews with local leaders, an ongoing broadcasted program with visiting artists and curators on GrassRoots TV, and finally a series of lectures that bring these conversations to a live forum.
All events take place at 637 East Hyman Avenue and are free of charge except where otherwise noted.
February 11, 2016, 6 PM: Hal Foster
Hal Foster is the Townsend Martin Professor of Art and Archaeology at Princeton University. Author and editor of numerous publications over thirty years, his most recent book, Bad New Days: Art, Criticism, Emergency, was released in September 2015. He will present a lecture entitled “Preposterous Sculpture: The Classical Tradition in Contemporary Art.”
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.