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.
Playing off the museum’s series “I Don’t Get It,” this four-part workshop invites participants to confront what they wish they knew about contemporary art, but were afraid to ask. Led by AAM Educator Katie Bannon and Learning Director Michelle Dezember, these workshops meet every Wednesday evening in January with time in both the galleries and the workshop.
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.