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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.”

AAM education programs are made possible by the Questrom Education Fund. AAM talks and lectures are presented as part of the Questrom Lecture Series and made possible by the Questrom Education Fund.