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.
This winter, explore the artistic process through a first-hand look at the lives and works of leading contemporary artists. These recently released documentaries provide rare, unprecedented access into the creation and display of the art that defines our times.
Designed for educators looking for a way to incorporate ideas and processes explored by artists into your teaching, the following resources propose activities, vocabulary, and concepts for a wide range of students.
Each exhibition is accompanied by Educator Notes, which provide an exhibition overview, guided questions for conversation, and suggested activities. Please see Educator Notes for current and past resources.
Exhibition Activity Guides
Used as a way to help visitors to slow down and look closely at selected exhibitions, Exhibition Activity Guides embody the practice of the artists whose work is on view and provide an interactive resource to experience art. Please see Exhibition Activity Guides for current and past resources.
Open Studio makes contemporary arts education accessible to educators and students around the world by offering a collection of classroom activities created by noted international artists. The activities cover a wide range of materials, media, and subject matter, and can be tailored to students of all ages. This project was originally conceived by Los Angeles–based artist Mark Bradford for the J. Paul Getty Museum and has since expanded to the Aspen Art Museum and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA).
Please see Open Studio for current and past resources.
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.