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Aspen Art Museum


The Aspen Art Museum (AAM) is a unique institution, offering world-class programming in a small, isolated, rural community. The museum is in a position where it can address the opportunities and challenges that our surrounding communities in a hundred-mile radius face through art educational outreach. The goals of increasing geographic reach and community service are essential moral fibers of the museum’s conviction that art matters in shaping an equitable, flourishing society.

Programs for K–12 Students and Teachers
Building on the Exhibition in a Box program, AAM Educators travel to Eagle County, Garfield RE2, Delta County, and Lake County School Districts to provide teachers with professional development, which augments skills that can be used throughout the year.

Programs for Hispanic Families
In 2015, the AAM developed Arte en Español, a community-driven initiative bringing art education and appreciation to Spanish-speakers of the Roaring Fork Valley in collaboration with the radio station La Tricolor 107.1. These quarterly events at the AAM provide free food, art making, and cultural experiences such as concerts, spoken word, and more, all entirely in Spanish. To reach families that perhaps cannot travel to the museum, La Tricolor and the AAM collaborate to provide on-air art education lessons through the segment Arte en el Aire. These radio programs have a reach of thousands of Spanish-speaking listeners from Aspen to Rifle, and suggest new ways to find and make art in our everyday lives.

Programs for Rural Communities
In addition to AAM Educators traveling to Eagle, Garfield, Delta, and Lake counties for student presentations and teacher professional development, they stay overnight to create collaborative programs for families in the wider community. Examples of programs include helping install and provide an art activity for the Leadville County School District Spring Art Show and Eagle County Student Art shows, a family program at the Bookcliff Arts Center in Rifle, and a summer workshop in Paonia with Arts for All. For more information, please contact

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

Support for rural community outreach is provided by Melony and Adam Lewis.