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.
A limited-edition textile work printed with an image of Aspen’s sky covers objects and artworks throughout the museum. Visitors are invited to check out pieces from Level 3 to wear during the day, becoming part of the artwork. At the end of the day, the editions will be removed, imbued with the energy of what they were covering, and available for purchase.
The Aspen Art Museum is offering a new after-school workshop for middle school students to develop skills of self-expression, teamwork, and creative art-making techniques using a variety of materials. Participants will work together over several weeks to present an exhibition of their work in the final session. This program is offered at two locations:
Aspen Youth Center:
Wednesdays, October 18, & 25, 3–4:30 PM
Wednesdays, November 1, 8, 15, & 29, 3–4:30 PM
Wednesdays, December 6 & 13, 3–4:30 PM
Exhibition Opening Party: Wednesday, December 20, 3–4:30 PM
Register with Aspen Youth Center:
Basalt Middle School (offered as part of SecondShift Access AfterSchool):
Tuesdays, October 10, 17, & 24, 3:30–5 PM
Tuesdays, November 7, 14, & 28, 3:30–5 PM
Tuesdays, December 5 & 12, 3:30–5 PM
Exhibition Opening Party: Tuesday, December 19, 3:30–5 PM
Register with Access AfterSchool:
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.