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.
Harnessing the transformative power of art, the Aspen Art Museum offers its resources to communities who can benefit from examining individual or social experiences through the perspective of contemporary artists and their work. Museum educators carefully design programs that integrate artistic strategies such as listening, observing, analyzing, and making into the services provided by the following community organizations:
Pitkin County Jail
Interested inmates at the Pitkin County Jail receive a creative outlet and the opportunity to engage in a visual arts-centered dialogue and art-making projects that relate to ongoing exhibitions.
Youth Recovery Center, Valley View Hospital
Every six weeks, museum educators visit the Youth Recovery Center (for ages 14–18) at the Valley View Hospital in Glenwood Springs to explore artists’ materials, processes, and ideas. Over four days, YRC staff integrate artist-inspired activities into the teens’ ongoing program. The week culminates with an extended visit to the Aspen Art Museum to explore the art on view and a final project.
For more information on Community Action programs, please contact the Education Department at 970.925.8050 ext. 132 or email email@example.com.
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.