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New Aspen Art Museum 24-hour GRAND OPENING

August 9, 2014 @ 5:00 pm – August 10, 2014 @ 5:00 pm
New Aspen Art Museum
East Hyman Avenue & South Spring Street
Aspen, CO 81611
Aspen Art Museum Office
New Aspen Art Museum 24-hour GRAND OPENING @ New Aspen Art Museum | Aspen | Colorado | United States

August 9, 2014 at 5 pm through August 10, 2014 at 5 pm

The museum is celebrating the opening of the Aspen Art Museum’s new building on 637 East Hyman Avenue with a 24-hour program of art music, performance, film, tours, activities, talks, and food—all of which are free and open to the public.

The café, So, located on the third floor, and our bookstore on the street level will be open for the entire 24 hours.

Exhibitions on View:

Cai Guo Qiang: Moving Ghost Town and Black Lightning, Shigeru Ban: Humanitarian Architecture, Colorado Mineralogy, David Hammons Yves Klein / Yves Klein David Hammons, Rosemarie Trockel: Less Sauvage Than Others, Tomma Abts: Mostly Drawings, and Jim Hodges: With Liberty and Justice for All (A Work in Progress)

24-Hour Opening Schedule of Events:

5:00 pm
Third Level

Erik Satie’s composition is performed uninterrupted on a piano on the Roof Deck for 24 hours. Alan Fletcher, President and CEO of the Aspen Music Festival and School, will commence the playing.

Collaboration with Aspen Music Festival and School

6:00-7:00 pm
Music from Contemporary Artworks Re-performed

Lower Level, Gallery Five

Live performance of music drawn from artworks by contemporary artists including Cory Arcangel, Douglas Gordan, Stephen Prina, and Anri Sala.

Collaboration with Aspen Music Festival and School

7:00-8:30 pm
Alison O’Daniel: Night Sky (1 of 2 screenings)
Street Level, Education Workshop

Alison O’Daniel’s multi-sensory, experimental film explores the parallel stories of two girls on a desert journey. Listening and deafness play prominent roles within the film, highlighted by live accompaniment and expanded upon by a sign language interpreter. This screening will be presented with a live sign language score by Lisa Reynolds.

Collaboration with Aspen Film

8:30-10:00 pm
Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
Spring Street, adjacent to the Commons

Come dance to the famously dynamic nine-piece band, fusing jazz, swing, and Dixieland.

Collaboration with Jazz Aspen Snowmass

Alison O’Daniel: Night Sky (2 of 2 screenings)
Street Level, Education Workshop

This screening will be presented with a live music score.

Collaboration with Aspen Film

10:30-12:00 am
Guided Tours
Street Level, Lobby

Tours of the new Aspen Art Museum’s inaugural exhibitions with Dick Carter and Missie Thorne, two of the three original founders of the Aspen Center for Visual Arts, the institution which came to be known as the Aspen Art Museum.

12:00-2:00 am
Silent Dance Party
Hosted by the AAM Contemporaries
Third Level

DJ Naka G provides a live soundtrack to a dance party through wireless headphones on the roof deck under the night sky.

2:00-3:30 am
Derek Jarman: Blue
Ground Level, Education Workshop

The final feature film of the late Derek Jarman narrates his experience of life and death, set to a completely saturated blue backdrop and expressive soundscape.

3:00-7:00 am
Dream Interpretation Activity
Lower Level, Gallery Four

Tapping into the subconscious, this alternative gallery experience allows registered participants to sleep inside the Tomma Abts’ exhibition, awaking in the morning for a facilitated group interpretation of your dreams and the possible connections to works on view. Large beanbags and blankets will be provided. Pre-registration is required.

7:00-9:00 am
Sunrise Yoga
Third Level

A yoga class and meditation session led by Gina Murdock on the roof deck, accompanied by the continuation of the piano performance Vexations. Light breakfast will be served.

Collaboration with Aspen Yoga

9:00-11:00 am
Family Workshop
Street Level, Education Workshop

Explore both familiar and unusual organic shapes in the Rosemarie Trockel exhibition. Families with children of all ages will consider the ways in which the artist creates sculptures, and create their own clay formations in response.

11:00-12:00 pm
Ground Level, Grand Staircase

Young performers from Theatre Aspen’s Summer Teen Conservatory provide a humorous and musical look into the aspects of working life.

Collaboration with Theater Aspen

12:00-2:00 pm
Cooking Demonstration and Special Lunch Menu
Third Level, So Café

Julia and Allen Domingos, culinary partners of the new AAM, host a tasting session with stations that feature flavors from the new café menu. A lunch menu will also be available for purchase.

2:00-3:30 pm
Panel discussion: “With Liberty and Justice for All”
Street Level, Education Workshop

This interdisciplinary conversation addresses pressing civil rights issues of the 21st century, in response to a newly commissioned outdoor work by Jim Hodges drawing its name from the last phrase of the Pledge of Allegiance.

Collaboration with the Aspen Institute

4:00-5:00 pm
Gelitin: and Henry the horse dances the waltz
Street Level, Commons

The collective Gelitin, comprised of four artists based in Vienna, Austria, presents an interactive and participatory performance. A series of humorous and playful costumes will be available for visitors to wear during the course of the 24-hour opening, culminating in a performance in the Commons.

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