Aspen Art Museum

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Aspen Art Museum

Aspen, a town well-known for supporting the performing arts, also provides exposure to international contemporary art with exhibits at Aspen Art Museum, located in a newly remodeled building in downtown. Read More

  • 647 East Hyman Ave in the Aspen core.
  • Phone: 970-925-8050
  • Open everyday but Monday.
  • Free admission.
  • Free Guided tours at 1pm Wednesdays and Saturdays

Overview

The Aspen Art Museum is a non-collecting institution presenting the newest, most important evolutions in international contemporary art. Our 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.

Previously housed in a converted 7,500-square-foot former hydroelectric plant at 590 North Mill Street, the Aspen Art Museum (AAM) opened its new $72 million museum building to the public on August 9, 2014. It was designed by Shigeru Ban, who was the recipient of the 2014 Pritzker Architecture Prize. The new AAM facility is his first US museum to be constructed. The 33,000-square-foot, three-story four-level facility houses eight exhibition spaces: six gallery spaces (gallery four is a convertible black box theatre), a roof top sculpture garden and extensive outdoor commons. Five architectural features are highlighted in the building's design: Grand Stair, Moving Glass Room Elevator, Woven Wood Screen, Wood Roof Structure and Walkable Skylights.

In addition to the exhibitions, AAM hosts art talks, lectures, school programs, workshops and tours. SO Café on the roof deck of the AAM features an innovative, rotating weekly menu of local ingredients. The Shop boasts an eclectic mix of artist-designed products, jewelry, books and unique items for kids.

For more information on current exhibitions, the SO Café Menu and to visit our Shop online, checkout www.aspenartmuseum.org

Location/Directions

Aspen Art Museum can be found at 647 East Hyman Ave in downtown Aspen. 

Seasons/Hours

Open Tuesday–Sunday, 10 am–6 pm. Closed Mondays.

Cost/Fees

Free admission.

Annual membership fees begin at $50 for individuals and $100 for family. For ways to support AAM, please visit https://www.aspenartmuseum.org/join/membership.

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The Aspen Art Museum

The Aspen Art Museum displays a selection of permanent and changing contemporary art exhibits.