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Aspen Art Museum

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Address: 637 East Hyman, Aspen, CO 81611
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The Aspen Art Museum is a non-collecting institution presenting the newest,...

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.

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The museum’s new $45 million building recently opened to great fanfare, and some controversy, in downtown Aspen. The contemporary building was designed by Japanese architect... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The museum’s new $45 million building recently opened to great fanfare, and some controversy, in downtown Aspen. The contemporary building was designed by Japanese architect, Shigeru Ban, and has three floors of galleries and a rooftop deck and cafe overlooking the mountains. There is no permanent collection, just temporary exhibitions, so make sure to check out the website to see... More 

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Culver City, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love this place. I have seen some really exciting exhibits here. Many quite challenging, and needing of explanation. Which, it so happens, is fine, as at the entrance to each gallery there is a pamphlet explaining about the artists and their motives. And if that fails, I have found many of the people working there very helpful in guiding... More 

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Palo Alto, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

This is a difficult place to rate. The museum is so stunningly beautiful on the outside (for example see the photo of the benches on the sidewalk next to the museum), but the art on the inside is just not interesting. I've been to the museum three times and to exemplify how boring and odd the displays are: at our... More 

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New Bern, North Carolina
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

the building is very interesting but the "art" we saw is what gives modern art a bad name. Was not impressed, hopefully other shows are better.

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Denver, Colorado
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

I am probably a little old fashioned but I found this Art Muesum a bit pretentious and 'try hard'. We didn't got to the upstairs cafe but it had a lovely outlook.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Well worth your time with several though provoking displays. Museum staff are very well informed and engaging. Don't miss the outstanding lunch (11am-2pm) is served on the top floor of museum !!

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Kfar Saba, Israel
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

The museum building is a nice model architecture building. It houses temporary exhibits with no permanent exhibition. There is nice view of the city and surroundings from the fourth floor which is in fact the main point of interest. The admission to the museum is free.

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

Contemporary art just can't get any respect. But even in that world this "art" would be laughed at. Luckily there isn't much of it to look at. Don't buy more than a half hour of parking on the street. The only reason for the 3 bubble rating is the building itself. Entry is free and from the roof you get... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

While I didn't particularly care for most of the art on display, the building itself was worth the trip for me. Very interesting décor. The volunteer at the front desk was very pleasant, and there's a great little café up on the 3rd floor. Not only is the museum free, but they also provide free lockers for your backpack and... More 

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Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

We stop by whenever we are in town to see the ever changing exhibits. My kids enjoy exploring as well as attending camps or other family activities. Admission is free so, for the architecture alone, it is worth a quick peek. The cafe on top is a fun place to grab a bite or simply coffee and enjoy the scenery... More 

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