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Aspen Art Museum

Take a break from the natural beauty of the outdoors in one of our rentals to immerse yourself in a different kind of visual appeal. Located in the nearby town of Aspen, the Aspen Art Museum offers the perfect respite from your outdoor adventures in Snowmass. This attraction is located in the heart of Aspen’s downtown and features an impressive collection of contemporary art. Visitors to the Aspen Art Museum can explore a wide range of exhibits, participate in educational programs, and attend events that cater to all ages.

Aspen Art Museum Exhibits

The Aspen Art Museum has a rotating collection of exhibits that showcase the latest trends and emerging artists in the contemporary art world. Currently on exhibit is a collection by Jeffrey Gibson entitled The Spirits are Laughing. This diverse collection is made up of garments, sculptures, performances, videos, and paintings that tell the story of indigenous peoples with a unique pop culture and contemporary angle. In addition to the works on display in the gallery, the Aspen Art Museum rooftop houses sculptures on a similar theme. This particular exhibit provides insight into both the history and contemporary culture in the surrounding area. In the gallery, be sure to watch the video that was filmed locally in Aspen that ties the art pieces to multiple outdoor sites throughout the Roaring Fork Valley.

Educational Programs and Events

In addition to its impressive collection of exhibits, the Aspen Art Museum offers a variety of educational programs and events for visitors of all ages. These programs are designed to enhance visitors’ understanding and appreciation of contemporary art.

One of the most popular recurring events is the Art in the Field Teen Program. This program invites teens to visit a variety of art organizations throughout the Roaring Fork Valley to learn about and create a variety of art mediums. The museum also hosts events around holidays, such as their tasty Mother’s Day brunch held at the rooftop café.

Aspen Art Museum is a must-visit attraction for art lovers on a Snowmass vacation. Whether you’re a seasoned art aficionado or just looking for a fun, free, and educational activity during your trip, the Aspen Art Museum is definitely worth a visit.

Planning Your Visit

The Aspen Art Museum is located in Aspen, Colorado at 637 East Hyman Avenue. They are open from Tuesday to Sunday from 10am-6pm and are closed on Mondays. They offer free admission for all visitors. Street parking is available near the museum, with additional parking options in the nearby Rio Grande Parking Garage.