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In addition to the wide range of learning opportunities offered through conversations, lectures, film screenings, tours, and special events, the Aspen Art Museum also encourages adults to explore contemporary art in an intimate workshop setting. International and local teaching artists and educators design single or multi-session programs that explore concepts and processes significant to art and society today.

Contemporary Art Short Course with Sarah Thornton

The curriculum of this four-session course is built around Sarah Thornton’s newest book, 33 Artists in 3 Acts. Michelle Dezember, AAM Learning Director, will teach the first three sessions, taking cue from the book’s chapter titles and artist case studies. Thornton will lead the final session, humanizing and demystifying contemporary art. Thornton is the former chief correspondent on contemporary art for the Economist and author of the best-seller Seven Days in the Art World.

Participants are strongly encouraged to preregister and purchase a copy of 33 Artists in 3 Acts, available in the AAM Shop.

Act I: Politics
October 12, 5:30–7 PM

Act II: Kinship
October 19, 5:30–7 PM

Act III: Craft
October 26, 5:30–7 PM

Encore led by Sarah Thornton
November 2, 5:30–7 PM

Entire Course
Members: Free/Nonmembers: $35

Per Session
Members: Free/Nonmembers: $10

Preregistration strongly encouraged:
education@aspenartmuseum.org
970.925.8050 ext. 133

Visit the Calendar for all upcoming adult programs.

AAM education programs are made possible by the Questrom Education Fund.

Education Workshop support is provided by Melva Bucksbaum and Raymond Learsy and Mary and Patrick Scanlan. Scholarships for AAM Workshops are funded by Cari and Michael J. Sacks.