Aspen Art Museum

Today’s episode is a broadcast of Aspen Art Museum’s recent “The Great Debate,” a forum where presenters confronted one of the most fundamental questions of contemporary art today: Is there such a thing as bad art?

Aspen Skiing Company

This year’s Aspen Snowmass ski passes have a new look, designed by an owner of the Aspen Skiing Company.

Graphic: Aspen Art Museum

On Thursday, the Aspen Art Museum will host The Great Debate, a forum where presenters will confront one of the most fundamental questions of contemporary art.

 

Welcome to the beginning of a new fall in the Roaring Fork Valley!

 

Wednesday, blues funk band Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears will play Belly Up, Aspen with Lightnin Malcolm at 8:30 p.m.

 

Thursday in Carbondale, Studio for Arts and Works or SAW will have an open house starting at 5 p.m.

 

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Artist Lawrence Weiner is known as a central figure in the origin of conceptual art in the 1960s. He is this year’s recipient of the Aspen Award for Art through the Aspen Art Museum. Claire Woodcock caught up with him at the museum before Friday’s ArtCrush gala.

Gediyon Kifle, courtesy of the Aspen Art Museum

The Aspen Art Museum accepted the 2017 National Medal for Museum and Library Service this week. The institution is one of 10 in the nation to receive this award.

This week on Curated, explore the Aspen Art Museum’s latest exhibition through the opening reception. Hear the story of a Cuban who recently created on American soil for the first time. And two art accumulators explain where the impulse to collect comes from, and what it means to let go.

 

Welcome to the beginning of another week in the Roaring Fork Valley!

Monday, the Wheeler Opera House’s Sunset Sessions continues with Writ Large, a spoken-word story event told in front of a live audience. That starts at 8 p.m.

 

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The Aspen Art Museum has unveiled a colossal exhibition that plays with the public’s perceptions of space and objects.

Welcome to the beginning of another week in the Roaring Fork Valley!

 

 

Aspen Words’ Summer Words program kicked off yesterday, with a Reader’s Retreat with Viking Penguins Executive Director Carole DeSanti and panel discussions starting today and running through Friday. For more details, visit aspenwords.org.

Welcome to the beginning of another week in the Roaring Fork Valley!

 

This Wednesday marks the 44th annual year of the Snowmass Rodeo. Gates open at 5 p.m., offering activities leading up to the actual rodeo at 7 p.m. The rodeo will happen every Wednesday through August 23.

 

Curated - May 8

May 8, 2017

Today on Curated, we make a pit stop at Liberty Island before heading over to the Aspen Art Museum, two veteran photographers in Carbondale describe how one picture can tell another story entirely and how AAM's director Heidi Zuckerman approaches contemporary art with humor. 

A piece of liberty resides in Aspen

May 1, 2017
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The Aspen Art Museum has a sculpture on display that, at first glance, looks abstract. This particular work holds more symbolism now than the museum ever anticipated.

Welcome to Valley Roundup. I’m Carolyn Sackariason.

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A thousand people took to the streets and slopes on Saturday in Aspen as part of a nationwide show of solidarity. The group ski and march through town came on President Trump’s first day in office, in response to divisive campaign rhetoric.

Adam McEwen is a British artist who lives in New York. His work is currently on display at the Aspen Art Museum.

This year’s ski passes are decorated again in collaboration between the Aspen Art Museum and the Aspen Skiing Company.

 The Aspen Art Museum held its annual ArtCrush fundraising event on Friday. The museum netted $2.5 million, and was exactly what was expected, according to Aspen Art Museum CEO Heidi Zuckerman. That number is the same compared to last year’s event.

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The book, “Life’s Little Instruction Book”, is a strong point of motivation for Tony Lewis. It’s also a strong area of contention. Lewis found the book in his mother’s bathroom.

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Welcome to Valley Roundup. I’m Carolyn Sackariason.

Joining me this week on Valley Roundup are Jill Beathard, outgoing editor of the Snowmass Sun, Randy Essex, editor of the Glenwood Post Independent, Curtis Wackerle, editor of the Aspen Daily News and Gavin Dahl, the new news director at KDNK community radio.

The Aspen City Council’s decision to scrap plans to put for-profit businesses in the old powerhouse has many layers of politics in play.

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