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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: Humor & Absurdity

In this three-part course, confront the “I don’t get it” often experienced in contemporary art. Participants will unpack topics of humor and absurdity, ultimately building a skill set of observational tools, critical vocabulary, and a greater confidence in navigating contemporary art. Each session is led by a different speaker, beginning with guest lecturer Heather Pesanti, Senior Curator at the Contemporary Austin.

May 3, 5:30–7 PM
Heather Pesanti, Senior Curator, The Contemporary Austin

May 10, 5:30–7PM
Heidi Zuckerman, Nancy and Bob Magoon CEO and Director, AAM

May 17, 5:30–7PM
Michelle Dezember, Learning Director, AAM

Entire Course
Members: Free
Nonmembers: $30

Per Session
Members: Free
Nonmembers: $10

Limited availability; prior registration required:
970.925.8050 ext. 133

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.