Aspen Art Museum

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Artists who want to learn the skill of constructive art critique can hone their abilities at the first “crit session” held tonight at the Aspen Art Museum. The program began out of a desire to get community artists more involved in art critique and criticism.

Museum curator Courtenay Finn will lead the first session which will guide local artists through a discussion of the works, while explaining the differences between criticism and critique.

 

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Liz Larner is a sculptor from California. She works with everything from steel and wood to clay. Some of her ceramic works are currently on display at the Aspen Art Museum. They are rolled slabs that might have cracks or bends.

All women at Aspen Art Museum’s new exhibits

Feb 25, 2016
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For what might be the first time ever, the Aspen Art Museum will feature work done entirely by women. Liz Larner opens her collection of wall-based ceramic pieces on Saturday.

Aspen Art Museum fundraiser clears house

Dec 30, 2015

The Aspen Art Museum held its first edition of The Now event in its new building. The event was previously held in the St. Regis hotel. It is the second of two major fundraisers for the museum each calendar year. ArtCrush happens each year in the summer.

 

Governor John Hickenlooper attended the event and congratulated the museum on tripling its attendance over last year.

 

 

  

  Aspen city officials met behind closed doors on Monday to position their stance on the future of the old power house and a potential legal fight with neighbors. Aspen Public Radio’s Carolyn Sackariason reports.

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Long-time Aspen resident and artist Betty Weiss passed away early Monday at age 90. Weiss was deeply involved in the local arts community and created her own abstract paintings. Friends say she was a committed artist with a great sense of humor. Aspen Public Radio’s Marci Krivonen has this remembrance.

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.

 

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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.

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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.

Pitkin County Library on the move

May 21, 2015
Carolyn Sackariason

The Pitkin County Library is moving to another location next week to make room for its expansion and remodeling project. Aspen Public Radio’s Carolyn Sackariason has more.

Elise Thatcher

More than sixty five thousand people have visited the Aspen Art Museum since it opened last August. That’s more than the heavy-weight nonprofit expected. And about two hundred and sixty-two of visitors have taken the Museum up on free tours… to make the contemporary art a little more approachable. Aspen Public Radio’s Elise Thatcher tagged along this Wednesday, and has this story

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One of the ways the Aspen Skiing Company says it sets itself apart from its competitors is through its arts program. Since 2005, the Company has been collaborating with the Aspen Art Museum for a program called “Art in Unexpected Places.” Part of the program features artwork on lift tickets. Aspen Public Radio’s Marci Krivonen jumped aboard the Silver Queen Gondola on Aspen Mountain to talk with Ski Co. CEO Mike Kaplan.

Five Applicants Move Ahead In Old Power House Process

Nov 19, 2014
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Five applicants wanting to occupy space in the Old Power House building in Aspen will move onto the next round of review. Aspen City Council looked over recommendations Tuesday night from a committee charged with reviewing the proposals. The City-owned building used to house the Aspen Art Museum. 

The building’s attractive because of it’s location and potentially it’s price. The Aspen Art Museum paid $1 a year to occupy the space alongside the Roaring Fork River.

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