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Encounter the museum in unexpected ways through experimental opportunities and performances for the culturally adventurous.

Marking Ritual: Aura Photography & Meditation
Thursday, March 29, 10 AM–6 PM

Meditation: 12:30–1 PM
Aura Photography (by appointment): 10 AM–6 PM

In observance of changing the iterations of the yearlong exhibition Ritual, this special event will cultivate an appreciation of the metaphysical. Responding to the outgoing Psychedelic Prayer Rugs by Baseera Khan and incoming aura photographs by Anne Collier, the pop-up aura photography studio Radiant Human will be available to take individual or group portraits that capture the sitter’s aura through a chromatic photograph. We mark the middle of the day with a free, guided meditation with Lindsay Gurley to connect deeper with oneself and the everyday.

Meditation: Free
Aura Photograph: $35 (+ handling fee)
Register: education@aspenartmuseum.org

Northern Ute Drum Demonstration
Saturday, May 5, 3–5 PM

As one of the performers in Dara Friedman’s Mother Drum, Shuellet- qua Q:olosoet, describes the drum as “resonat[ing] a vibration of unseen strands that link our past, present, and future to who we are now and what we truly symbolize, as well as the relationships we nurture.” Join members of the Northern Ute Tribe for a powerful, interactive experience of the drum. Former tribal chairman Roland McCook will provide historical and cultural context to a performance by the Red Spirit Drum Group of the Uintah and Ouray Reservation.

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

AAM exhibitions are made possible by the Marx Exhibition Fund. General exhibition support is provided by the Toby Devan Lewis Visiting Artist Fund. Major support for Ritual is provided by Susan and Larry Marx and the AAM National Council.

AAM exhibitions are made possible by the Marx Exhibition Fund. General exhibition support is provided by the Toby Devan Lewis Visiting Artist Fund. Support for Dara Friedman’s Mother Drum is provided by the Etkin Family Digital Media and Moving Image Fund. Additional support is provided by the AAM National Council.