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.
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.
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.
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.
We are able to accommodate visitors with special needs to the best of our ability with advance arrangements through our Education Department.
The Aspen Art Museum is fully Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)–accessible and wheelchairs are welcome in the building and galleries. The AAM also provides a wheelchair free of charge. Visit the Visitor Information Desk on Street Level for more information.
The ADA defines a service animal as any guide dog, signal dog, or other animal trained to provide assistance to an individual with a disability. Service animals matching these criteria are allowed in the museum galleries. Pets or companions are not allowed in the museum.
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.
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.
Personal photography is welcome in most of the museum’s public spaces and galleries. Exceptions to this are noted with the no-photography icon.
Please no flash and no use of tripods or other equipment.
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.
Children of all ages are welcome at the Aspen Art Museum.
You are welcome to bring your stroller into most galleries, unless otherwise noted. Strollers may, alternatively, be left in the Coatroom.
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.
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.
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.
The museum’s Lost & Found is located at the Street Level Visitor Information Desk.
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.
Complimentary wireless access is available at SO café on Level 3.
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.