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.
Free, drop-in spotlight tours led by museum staff are offered every Wednesday and Saturday at 1 p.m.
Originally introduced by the Eberhard Faber Pencil Company in the 1930s, the legendary Palomino Blackwing 602 pencil has been the choice of such luminaries as writer John Steinbeck and legendary artist/cartoonist and creator of Bugs Bunny, Chuck Jones. It has also been praised by the New Yorker and the Boston Globe, among others, and features a graphite core that helps deliver on its promise of “Half the Pressure, Twice the Speed.”
There was a time when supply was so limited that some paid $40 per pencil to acquire them. Now, the Blackwing, with its iconic gunmetal-gray finish and its square ferrule with a pink eraser, is back and available at the AAM Shop in packs of twelve. A portion of every sale is donated to supporting K–12 music and arts education. Go ahead, write or even rewrite history with the only tool you really need besides the paper.
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.