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Art museum, Young Curators ready exhibits

Aspen Times Staff
Courtesy Aspen Art Museum

The Aspen Art Museum debuts a new video and film series this month and the Young Curators of the Roaring Fork will open their inaugural exhibit.

The museum series, Four Thursday Nights: Group Dynamics, features four contemporary video works, presented one per week each Thursday evening, beginning April 27. The series, linked by the theme of crowds and group interaction, opens with Diana Thater and T. Kelly Madison’s “Jump,” with 20 synchronized jump-ropers performing to varying versions of Bob Dylan’s “Subterranean Homesick Blues.”

The Young Curators of the Roaring Fork, organized by the museum, will host an opening reception for their exhibit, “Unspoken ______,” on Friday, April 28, at 4 p.m., in the Hines Room of the Aspen Meadows Kresge Building. The exhibit showcases works by local artists, age 13-21, and the curatorial skills of nine young curators who created the show.

The museum’s new Distinguished Artist in Residence program will have Javier Tellez converting the upper gallery into a film production studio, April 24-May 21. The Venezuelan-born New York-based artist will use the residency to work with Colorado mental patients to make a Western that will show at the museum beginning in August. The public is invited to visit the studio and interact with Tellez.

For further information, including the Art Museum’s events schedule through November, go to