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.
Active Art invites seniors to engage in the social dimensions of art. Each month, museum Educators bring free, memory-enhancing activities to the assisted-living communities of Whitcomb Terrace in Aspen and Heritage Park in Carbondale, and also host art making on the museum’s Roof Deck Sculpture Garden with complimentary refreshments.
Street parking is available on the city blocks around the museum, with handicapped spaces available on South Spring Street. Parking is also available at the nearby Rio Grande Parking Garage.
Season-dependent bike and ski racks are located on East Hyman Avenue near the entrance of the museum. For safety reasons, ski boots and cleated bike shoes are not allowed in the museum; the AAM provides slippers at the Visitor Information Desk on the Street Level for your convenience.
For your convenience, and the safety of the artwork, we always encourage bags and coats to be checked into the Coatroom located at Street Level. We do require all backpacks and bags larger than 12 x 7 x 14 inches (width x depth x length; 30.5 x 17.8 x 35.6 cm) to be checked. Coats must also be checked unless worn throughout the entirety of your visit. Visitors are responsible for the removal of all valuables from their bags before storing.
You are welcome to bring your stroller into most galleries, unless otherwise noted. Strollers may, alternatively, be left in the Coatroom.
Outside food and drinks are not permitted in the museum. Beverages and food are available for purchase at SO on Level 3 and are only permitted in the café—they may not be carried into the galleries or other areas. Special requests may be accommodated in the Education Workshop with advance arrangements.
We ask that visitors do not touch the artwork or stand closer than two feet to any piece, unless otherwise noted or requested by a Guide.
During your visit, you will find museum staff throughout the building identified clearly with GUIDE printed on their shirts. Guides are happy to answer any questions you may have—whether it’s about the art on view, where the nearest restroom is, or where to find a place to sit.
Restrooms are located on Street Level, Level 3, and the Lower Level of the museum; they are all wheelchair-accessible and most have baby-changing stations. All-gender restrooms are located on the Lower Level and Level 3.
Personal photography is welcome in most of the museum’s public spaces and galleries. Exceptions to this are noted with the no-photography icon either near the artwork label or prior to entering the gallery.
Flash and tripods or other equipment are not permitted.
For any and all commercial or nonpersonal photography, contact our Communications Department for permission in advance: firstname.lastname@example.org or 970.925.8050.
Sketching with pencil is permitted in the galleries, unless otherwise noted. Sketchpads should be no larger than 8 1⁄2 x 11 inches (21.6 x 27.9 cm); ink, paint, markers, or easels are not permitted.
While cell phones are permitted in the museum, out of respect for other visitors, we ask that you please take calls or have conversations outside of the galleries.
Complimentary wireless access is available at SO café on Level 3.
Smoking of any kind, including the use of e-cigarettes, is not permitted anywhere in the museum.
Firearms, other dangerous or deadly weapons, or explosives carried either openly or concealed are not permitted on the premises. This applies to all visitors, including those with firearm permits, but not to active law enforcement personnel authorized to carry firearms.
For details on accessibility within the museum, click here.
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.