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.
The AAM’s 2012 Fourth of July celebration project was by Los Angeles–based artist Mungo Thomson, known for his humorous, conceptually driven work. Thomson’s project for the AAM referenced Michael Heizer’s monumental work Levitated Mass (2012)—which invites viewers to stroll beneath a 340-ton granite stone—by making the stone float as an inflatable replica. The artist created a float approximately half the size of Heizer’s rock. Thomson’s float was featured in Aspen’s Old-Fashioned Fourth of July Parade on Main Street, and then was anchored at the AAM Future Home site in Aspen’s downtown c…
Presented in collaboration with the Aspen Music Festival and School (AMFS), this free chamber concert series features one-hour performances by the most advanced AMFS students and visiting musicians in Aspen.
• July 9 – American Brass Quintet Seminar @Aspen
• July 16 – Center for Advanced Quartet Studies
• July 23 – Aspen Contemporary Ensemble
• July 30 – Solo Piano
• August 6 – Aspen Opera Center
• August 13 – Guitar
Tuesday–Sunday, 10 AM–6 PM
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.