Aspen Institute releases winter programming
The Aspen Institute announced its lineup of public programs this winter on the Aspen Meadows campus in Aspen.
Programs include a Hurst Lecture Series event featuring renowned artist Richard Carter, as well as Great Decisions, Great Books, and Teen Socrates seminars.
“Our winter programs are popular among locals valley-wide, and are a great chance to learn from one another,” noted Cristal Logan, vice president, Aspen Community Programs and Engagement in a press release. “These affordable, accessible programs truly build community and are a great way to meet people.”
Registration is open for all winter programs and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Participants are encouraged to attend all sessions in each series. Scholarships are available to anyone in need of financial assistance. Learn more at http://www.aspeninstitute.org/community.
The Winter 2023-2024 schedule is as follows:
Hurst Lecture Series
Richard Carter’s Observable Universe
6-7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 20
Richard Carter, renowned artist, cofounder of the Aspen Art Museum, and former studio assistant to Bauhaus artist and designer Herbert Bayer from 1972 to 1978, in conversation with Andrew Travers, Bayer Center’s Penner Manager of Educational Programs, and moderated by Genna Moe, Senior Director of the Society of Fellows at the Aspen Institute. Carter will discuss his work with Bayer, his involvement in the evolving Aspen art scene over the past five decades, and his new exhibition, “Richard Carter’s Observable Universe,” on view in the Paepcke Gallery (1000 N. 3rd St.) through April 12, 2024. Spanning 2002 to 2021, these mixed media pieces mark a break from Carter’s signature geometric and constructivist paintings and instead reflect his intense study of Earth sciences and astronomical, natural, and geological phenomena.
Location: Paepcke Auditorium
Free and open to the public; registration is required here.
6-8 p.m. Thursdays, Jan. 18-March 7, 2024
Great Decisions is an eight-week series that provides an opportunity for participants to discuss key foreign policy issues facing the world today. Led by volunteer moderators, participants will engage in moderated discussions with their fellow citizens. The 2024 series will take place in person on our Aspen Meadows campus on eight consecutive Thursdays, Jan. 18-March 7.
Schedule: Jan. 18 — U.S. Capacity to Lead and Influence a Global Crisis; Jan. 25 — Mideast Realignment (Israel/Hamas); Feb. 1 — Climate Technology and Competition; Feb. 8 — U.S.-China Trade Rivalry; Feb. 15 — NATO & Ukraine; Feb. 22 — Understanding Indonesia; Feb. 29 — High Seas Treaty; March 7 — Pandemic Preparedness
Location: Aspen Institute, Aspen Meadows campus (1000 N. 3rd St., Aspen).
Fee: $285, includes all sessions, refreshments, and reading materials. Scholarships available. Topics are subject to change based on current events.
For information and registration, visit aspeninstitute.org/series/great-decisions-series/ or email email@example.com.
6-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Jan. 31-Feb. 28, 2024
This five-week program offers participants the opportunity to deepen their understanding of the most significant books in the Western intellectual tradition through a weekly moderated dialogue. Led by moderators Paul Anderson and Jon Peacock, the 2024 series will take place in person on five consecutive Wednesdays from Jan. 31 through Feb. 28.
Schedule: Wednesday nights, Jan. 31, Feb. 7, Feb. 14, Feb. 21, and Feb. 28.
Location: In person at the Aspen Institute, Aspen Meadows campus (1000 N. 3rd St., Aspen).
Fee: $295, includes all sessions, light refreshments, and reading materials. Scholarships available.
For information and registration, visit aspeninstitute.org/series/great-books-series or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Feb. 17-19, 2024
The Aspen Institute offers its Teen Socrates Seminar each year to teens between the ages of 15-17 from the Roaring Fork and Colorado River valleys, and beyond. Students convene to take part in this transformational experience and come away with a new perspective on their lives, their futures, and society.
Schedule: 2-6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17; 2-6 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 18; 9 a.m.-noon Monday, Feb. 19.
Location: In person at the Aspen Institute, Aspen Meadows campus (1000 N. 3rd St. Aspen).
Fee: $425, includes all sessions, light refreshments, and reading materials. Scholarships available.
For information and registration, visit aspeninstitute.org/series/teen-socrates or email email@example.com.
Theatre Aspen’s production of “Monty Python’s Spamalot,” a musical based on the 1975 film “Monty Python and The Holy Grail,” opened at the Aspen District Theater Thursday, Nov. 9.