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The Aspen Art Museum has set its schedule of exhibitions and events for the 2008-’09 winter/spring season.

ARAC@AAM: Anderson Ranch at the Aspen Art Museum, an exhibit featuring works by 27 artists who have been associated with Snowmass Village’s Anderson Ranch Arts Center, shows Oct. 31-Dec. 7. An opening reception for the exhibit ” as well as for the current exhibit Lisa Anne Auerbach, which features knit sweaters with political slogans in various locations around Aspen ” is set for Oct. 30. An Artist Breakfast, with a slide-show about the ARAC@AAM exhibit, is scheduled for Nov. 10.

Now You See It, a group exhibit that forces a re-examination of the materials used in making art, opens Dec. 18, and shows through Feb. 1. A poetry reading hosted by the exhibit’s catalog contributor Jeremy Sigler will be held Jan. 8.

Jim Hodges, featuring work by the American sculptor, opens Feb. 12 and runs through April 12. Hodges, whose “Give More Than You Take” image will adorn the Aspen Skiing Co.’s 2008-’09 single-day lift tickets, will appear at an Artist Breakfast on Feb. 12, and at a create-your-own lift ticket event Feb. 14 at the Snowmass ski area.

Mai-Thu Perret, featuring the Swiss-born, Berlin-based artist’s literary project “The Crystal Frontier,” also opens Feb. 12 and runs through April 12.

Silent Spring, an exhibition comprising silent moving-image works, shows April 30-May 14.

The third annual Architecture Lecture Series will present Joe Osae-Addo, the Ghanaian-born founder of Los Angeles’ A+D Museum, on March 12 at Paepcke Auditorium.

Additional Art Museum projects include the Young Curators of the Roaring Fork exhibit, April 17-May 3; and the Distinguished Artist in Residence in the spring.

For further information on Aspen Art Museum events, go to aspenartmuseum.org.

The Aspen Music Festival has set the program for its Winter Music Artist Recital series. The series will bring four concerts to Harris Concert Hall between mid-February and mid-March.

The series opens Feb. 9 with pianist Jeffrey Kahane. The music director of the Colorado Symphony Orchestra and the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, Kahane has played recent solo recitals in Aspen, Chicago and New York. In the 2005-’06 season, he performed all 23 Mozart piano concertos as part of the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra’s celebration of the 250th anniversary of the composer’s birth.

Violinist Joshua Bell, a former student at the Aspen Music Festival and a strong draw at his frequent summertime appearances in Aspen, is set to perform Feb. 16. Swiss-born pianist Andreas Haefliger, another regular Aspen visitor, and flutist Marina Piccini perform in the series on Feb. 25.

The series concludes on March 14 with the Aspen debut of violinist Julian Rachlin, who will be accompanied by pianist Itamar Golan. The 33-year-old Rachlin is a native of Lithuania who moved to Austria during his childhood, and became the youngest soloist ever to appear with the Vienna Philharmonic. Rachlin earned the 2000 International Prize of the Accademia Musicale Chigiana of Siena.

Patron and sponsor opportunities for the Winter Music series are available. Series subscriptions are being offered, for a 13 percent discount from the single-concert price.

Also, the Music Festival has announced the dates for its 2009 summer season. The 60th anniversary festival will take place June 25-Aug. 23, with daily events including orchestral concerts, chamber music, opera, lectures, master classes and more.

For tickets to the Winter Music series and further information, go to aspenmusicfestival.com.


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