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Aspen Art Museum


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: Who Does Art Belong To?

In this three-part course, participants will unpack the contentious questions of authenticity, appropriation, and authority in contemporary art through various case studies and critical approaches. This course builds a skill set of observational tools, conceptual vocabulary, and a greater confidence in navigating contemporary art. Each session is led by a different guest speaker who presents an interactive, thematic lecture.

May 2: “Authorship” with Michelle Dezember, AAM Learning Director

May 9: “Authenticity” with Heidi Zuckerman, the AAM Nancy and Bob Magoon CEO and Director

May 16: “Appropriation” with Erich Hatala Matthes, Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Wellesley College

Preregistration strongly encouraged:
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AAM education programs are made possible by the Questrom Education Fund.

Support for Education Workshops is provided by the Melva Bucksbaum and Mary and Patrick Scanlan Education Workshop Fund. Scholarships for AAM Workshops are funded by Cari and Michael J. Sacks.