The Aspen Art Museum 2019 “Heavenly Rapture” ArtCrush Summer Gala Celebration took place last week. I attended with my son Axel, fresh out of pre-college summer school at California College of the Arts.
Having never been to ArtCrush before, we both walked in eyes wide opened to the scene, the artwork, and the fashion (guests were dressed in their interpretation of “Heavenly Rapture,” a theme chosen from “Merlot”, an art piece by Aspen Award for Art Honoree, Lisa Yuskavage).
Strolling around observing the major works of contemporary art displayed on the walls we walked with our heads leaning in to one another, whispering our observations and taking mental notes on the art, the industry, the collectors and the artists, taking every opening to practice the art of conversation. We have been immersing ourselves into the local art world, touring the art festivals & fairs, the galleries and art receptions, ArtCrush was the crème de la crème of events.
Aspen Art Museum
Proceeds form ArtCrush benefit the Aspen Art Museum’s exhibition and education programs. Admission to the AAM is free courtesy of Amy and John Phelan. The AAM’s exhibitions and programming are FREE and accessible thanks to their members. Become a member. Hours: Tuesday–Sunday, 10 AM–6 PM. Closed Mondays.
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.
** Be sure to attend The Whole Celebration, a 24 hour community party beginning at 5pm., Saturday, August 10th, through August 11th.