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.
Memory is a paradoxical thing, central to the formation of the self, yet fugitive and difficult to pin down. Memories become attenuated with the passage of time, yet can come rushing back in an instant under certain conditions. From the simple act of marking time to the recording of complex events, The Residue of Memory examined the diverse ways that events can leave their mark, and how objects and experiences can function as physical traces or intangible points of contact to the past.
For his work free fotolab (2009), for example, British artist Phil Collins posted ads in several Eu…
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Cars with a Handicapped Parking placard can park in the Reserved Handicapped Parking located next to the museum on Spring Street. Within the City of Aspen, handicapped parking is allowed in any legal parking space and is not subject to time limit or payment.
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.
We are able to accommodate visitors with special needs to the best of our ability with advance arrangements through our Education Department.
Accessible restrooms are available on Level 1, 3, and the Lower Level. Single-user/all-gender restrooms are located on the Lower Level and Level 3.
Large-print versions of most exhibition guides are available at the Visitor Information Desk on Street Level.
Verbal description tours and tours in American Sign Language can be scheduled with advance notice for those with low or no vision. Please contact email@example.com for additional information.
Lightweight folding Gallery Stools are available by request at the Visitor Information Desk on Street Level.
The Aspen Art Museum is fully Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)–accessible and wheelchairs are welcome everywhere in the building. The AAM also provides a wheelchair free of charge. Visit the Visitor Information Desk on Street Level for more information.
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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.