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Young Curators

Online Exhibition: What We Are Made Of

This year’s exhibition, What We Are Made Of, features twenty-four artworks selected from artist-peer submissions. These works explore personal themes of perseverance and growth through a variety of materials and techniques. What We Are Made Of invites audiences to consider their own vulnerability and strength, and to reflect on the questions: where have we come from, what have we overcome, and what has helped us grow?

View the 24 artworks in What We Are Made Of installed in the virtual gallery above.

A closer look at each may be found within the following links available in both English and Spanish:
Gallery Guide
Guía de Galería

Click here to view EXPECTATIONS (2019; video; 2:33 min)

2020 Young Curators: Aspen High School: Eryn Brettmann; Coal Ridge High School: Kiona Carrasco, Logan Cox; Glenwood Springs High School: Sebastian Arreola, Annika Bucchin, Jenna Golden; Rifle High School: Lily McCann-Klausz

Exhibiting Artists: Coal Ridge High School: Cerise Cox, Perla Lerma Medina; Colorado Rocky Mountain School: Luke Penton, Sarah Teague; Glenwood Springs High School: America Gonzalez Arias, Elizabeth Barsness, Julia Curry, Avery Hughes, Katharine Malloy, Amanda McGill, Elizabeth Miller, Rustyn Randolph, Celia Anne Scruton, Eliana Suarez, Frenna White; Rifle High School: Jocelyn Abbott, Andrea Delgado, Anahi Gutierrez Martinez, Melanie Rodriguez, Iris Santana, Aline Trevizo; Roaring Fork High School: Renee Bruell, Letey Crownhart, Ava Lee

Exhibition-Related Programming: To accompany the exhibition; Logan Cox and Lily McCann-Klausz will participate in a Slow. Look. Live., program with AAM Learning Director, Rachel Ropeik, on Friday, April 17, at 4 p.m. (MDT), as well as a dedicated episode of the AAM’s Blind Contour podcast during the run of the exhibition.

Listen to the Young Curators with AZYEP Youth Radio on KDNK here

Since 2005, the Aspen Art Museum has gathered a group of young curators for an annual program that engages high school students from across the Roaring Fork Valley, culminating in a group exhibition. Over a period of six months, these students work closely with the museum’s education and curatorial staff to build aesthetic valuation, leadership, organizational, and critical-thinking skills. The Young Curators produce an ambitious exhibition that serves to identify the next generation of artistic voices within our community.

Special Thanks to Annie Henninger, Teresa Booth Brown, Jonathan Hagman, Simon Klein, Rachel Ropeik, and David Wise.

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