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.
AAM Artist Fellowship
The Aspen Art Museum invites artists from the local community, working in any medium, to apply for the 2019–20 Aspen Art Museum Artist Fellowship. Up to four artists will be selected to participate in this 9-month mentored professional development program.
Artist fellows meet approximately once a month for discussion with the fellowship group, as well as exchanges with visiting artists, museum professionals, curators, and AAM staff. Participants will have the opportunity to create a project in collaboration with museum staff which reflects their experience of learning from the museum and the fellowship.
The fellowship provides recognition and support for artists living in the counties of Pitkin, Eagle, Garfield, Mesa, Delta, Montrose, Gunnison, Lake, and Chafee.The fellowship is intended to strengthen ties between the museum and artists from the local community. Recipients receive a $1000 honorarium.
The APPLICATION is available on the CaFÉ website
Are you looking for an intimate, constructive environment to gain new perspectives on your artwork? Adopting art school’s format of group feedback, this program provides a selected group of local artists with valuable insight from a visiting expert.
Calling all creative adults: find inspiration from artists and artworks and connect with others! Join one of our museum Educators and a local artist for a spirited conversation and art-making techniques that bring the art on view to life. This free program starts with a nontraditional tour of a current exhibition and ends with an imaginative mixer.
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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.