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 monthlong program for kids in Grades 5–8 is held weekly at the AAM. Taking place after school most Tuesdays from 3:30–5 p.m., these open-choice workshops provide the creative room for kids to explore who they are through individual and collaborative projects and art. Led by museum educators and teaching artists, participants have direct access to contemporary artists, artworks, and themes. Registration is $13 members/$15 nonmembers per class.
Family Programs at the Aspen Art Museum encourage children and adult teams to look, share, and create together. Families with children of all ages are welcome to explore the museum’s current exhibitions and participate in hands-on art projects.
Family Workshops are free monthly drop-in opportunities that provide children and adults a chance to explore the galleries and create works of art on their own. Families get to know one another better through engagement with new artists and ideas. Families are encouraged to communicate, reflect, and produce as artists together. Recommended for families with children ages three to ten years old, these workshops are typically offered on the second Saturday of each month from 10:00 AM–12:00 PM.
Behind the Book is a series that provides access to the experiences of illustrators and authors in publishing through presentations and hands-on activities.
All sessions take place at the Aspen Art Museum (637 E. Hyman Avenue), unless otherwise noted.
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.