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.
Anderson Ranch Arts Center Snowmass The Patton-Malott Gallery is a gallery space on the Anderson Ranch campus. Its contemporary and rustic ranch architectural elements provide the backdrop for rotating exhibitions throughout the year. The mission of the Patton-Malott Gallery at Anderson Ranch Arts Center is to inspire creativity and critical dialogue, engaging the regional community by exploring diverse histories within contemporary art. www.andersonranch.org
Wheeler-Stallard Museum The Wheeler/Stallard Museum is a Queen Anne-style, Victorian mansion built around 1888 by Jerome B. Wheeler, located in Aspen’s charming West End, and home to the Aspen Historical Society. While the main floor is the re-creation of a late 1800s parlor – where people are encouraged to gather and sit – the second floor hosts rotating exhibits. In the summer, the surrounding park and gardens are used for public programs and special events.
Holden/Marolt Mining and Ranching Museum Once a mineral processing site and then a ranch, the Holden/ Marolt Mining and Ranching Museum is operated by the Aspen Historical Society on city-owned land. The museum is open during the summer and is also used for public programs and special events.
Snowmass Ice Age Discovery Center The October 2010 discovery of Ice Age fossils near Snowmass Village Colorado was a stroke of good fortune. Ziegler Reservoir was planned to preserve Snowmass Creek while providing Snowmass Village with critically needed water. As the reservoir project began a watchful bulldozer driver turned up giant rib bones, a tusk, and an eight-inch tooth from a long extinct Columbian Mammoth.
The discovery became the most important fossil discovery in the 110 year history of the Denver Museum of Nature and Science.
The museum, located in the Snowmass Village Mall, has great information about this fantastic discovery.