Beginning in 2005, contemporary art and skiing became partners in Colorado through a forward-thinking collaboration between the Aspen Art Museum and the Aspen Skiing Company. Based on the goal of bringing contemporary art to audiences in innovative ways and in unexpected places, we are able to reach out to those that are least likely to engage.
Artist Shinique Smith's site-specific wall drawing at the new Elk Camp restaurant and Laura Owens' 2016-2017 limited-edition lift tickets are the latest in an 11-year series of collaborations between the Aspen Art Museum and Aspen Skiing Company that put art in unexpected places.
Previous projects have included public performances, installations, limited-edition lift tickets, and participatory artworks by such noted contemporary artists as Yutaka Sone, Peter Doig, Karen Kilimnik, Jim Hodges, Carla Klein, Jennifer West, Susan Philipsz, Mamma Andersson, Mark Grotjahn, David Shrigley and Dave Muller. The AAM and ASC present works of contemporary art as part of the on-mountain experience. Every year, this collaboration grows stronger and richer.Learn more about the Aspen Art Museum.