Aspen Art Museum

Curated - November 23rd

Nov 23, 2015
Patrick Quayle / Courtesy, the artist and Lisson Gallery, London.

Ryan Gander is a British artist whose exhibition at the Aspen Art Museum opens today. His show is about freezing moments in time and representing them in art. One of his pieces explores the growth of his children physically and mentally. Hear this excerpt from his conversation with Aspen Public Radio arts and culture reporter Patrick Fort. Tune in to "Curated" on Monday, November 30.

Two more exhibits opening at Aspen Art Museum

Nov 18, 2015

The last of the Aspen Art Museum’s new shows will be opening tomorrow. They’ll be marked by a reception tonight.

Ryan Gander’s exhibit “Make every show like it’s your last” will open Friday, along with a group exhibition called “A Fragile But Marvelous Life.”

Gander’s sculptures are modeled after things like his daughter’s makeshift forts. “A Fragile But Marvelous Life” includes the work of Ian Wilson who is known for his minimalistic style, including works like his 1968 piece “Circle on the floor” which is exactly what it sounds like.


Patrick Fort / Aspen Public Radio

The Aspen Art Museum will be opening some of its new exhibits this week. The contemporary art space is opening multiple installations through the course of this month, including painting, sculpture and video works at various places.

Carolyn Sackariason / Aspen Public Radio

Pitkin County District Court Judge Gail Nichols is having a big week. She turned 65 on Monday and she's retiring from the bench on Friday. 

Japanese artist’s work graces 2015 lift tickets

Oct 14, 2015

 The work of Takashi Murakami has been chosen to be printed on Aspen Snowmass lift tickets this fall.

Courtesy Pacific Mambo Orchestra

The Pacific Mambo Orchestra’s Music is a large ensemble. Trumpets, congas, pianos and make up the nearly two dozen players. The complex rhythms of Latin jazz weave in and out of soaring horns, polyrhythms in tow.

Last week at a preview for the ArtCrush auction, both serious buyers and tourists crammed into the Baldwin Gallery to see what the Aspen Art Museum had to show. Large paintings and neon lights were on display. Lavishly dressed men and women were also on display, taking in the opulence of the event where wine and hors d'oeuvres were carried around on silver trays.


A team of nail artists - yes, that’s a thing - will travel to Aspen today to paint nails at the museum this weekend.


Rita Pinto, the owner of Vanity Projects, is in charge of bringing in artists to paint nails based on a given theme. This time it is the work of Chris Ofili.

  Pinto’s pop-up studios have gone to LA and St. Louis, but she has a standalone location in New York City’s Lower East Side.


At the Harvey/Meadows Gallery on Hopkins Avenue in Aspen, Sam Harvey answers the phone as he tends to his space. He runs the gallery with his business partner, Alleghany Meadows.  Sam is what you could call a needle in a haystack. He’s a black man who runs an art gallery in Aspen.


For Harvey, the main issue surrounding art and diversity is the ability for people to access art.