From De Kooning to Dice: Highlights from 40 years of Aspen Art


The Aspen Art Museum is celebrating 40 years this summer with a host of special events. If you’re a long-time local, or just getting up to speed with the Aspen art scene, Andrew Travers’ “24 Moments that Defined the Aspen Art Museum” is a great recap of all the ups and downs the museum has seen over the years. From humble begins to major art scene player it is today, the institution’s story runs rather parallel to contemporary art in general.

One of our favorite moments was the giant dice that artist Yutaka Sone rolled down the Buttermilk half pipe on a grey winter day in 2006. It didn’t quite go as expected, but of course, such can happen when you put art in, “Unexpected Places.”