The Aspen Art Museum is a non-collecting institution presenting the newest, most important evolutions in international contemporary art. Innovative and timely exhibitions, education and public programs, immersive activities, and community happenings actively engage audiences in thought-provoking experiences of art, culture, and society.
In the AAM Lower Gallery, fifth Jane and Marc Nathanson Distinguished Artist in Residence Amelie von Wulffen. Von Wulffen’s paintings and drawings fuse the imaginary and the everyday, conjuring a world that is at once both winsome and poignant. Blending abstraction and figuration, Romanticism and psychedelia, von Wulffen deploys a host of painterly techniques to create works that remain deeply referential. (July 27 - October 7, 2012)
In the Upper Gallery, Lucio Fontana: Ceramics (through October 7, 2012). The first United States museum exhibition dedicated solely to the artist’s groundbreaking ceramic work. Though vitally important to his working methods and pivotal in his trajectory as an artist, this body of work has never been accorded the importance it deserves and has rarely been exhibited in the United States.
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