ASPEN, CO.- The Aspen Art Museum
announced the launch of a new, free digital guide for both in-person and online visitors on the Bloomberg Connects cultural app, created by Bloomberg Philanthropies. The launch coincides with AAMs current exhibition, the international retrospective Andy Warhol: Lifetimes, which opened in December 2021.
The AAM guide provides a rich audio supplement to Lifetimes, including clips of artist and exhibition curator Monica Majoli and AAM assistant curator Simone Krug as they explore highlights of the exhibition, including:
Warhol in his youth becoming an artist
Warhols queer identity in painting the drag queen and as an openly gay man
Focus on key works in the exhibition such as the Oxidation Paintings, the Ladies and Gentlemen series, Clouds, and complementary ephemeral elements throughout
Understanding Warhols films and their structure
The camera and recorder as devices Warhol used as a buffer and to control his reality
Warhols portrait-making later in life
The important role Warhols New York Factory played in the artists practice
Beyond Lifetimes, the guide includes general information for visitors and various amenities; a feature on the Museums Shigeru Ban-designed building; and rich descriptions and imagery for all AAM exhibitions, including Precious Okoyomons ongoing rooftop intervention and garden Every Earthly Morning the Skys Light touches Ur Life is Unprecedented in its Beauty with a video feature, Adam Stamps The Slippery Slope sculptural bar installation, and Jonathan Bergers THE STORE.
Nicola Lees, the Nancy and Bob Magoon Director of the Aspen Art Museum, said of the collaboration, We are grateful to Bloomberg Philanthropies for their generosity in supporting the Aspen Art Museum. The incredible Bloomberg Connects app they have built will bring our programming to broader audiences with deeper engagement of our institution and its exhibitions. The museum is proud to now be among an esteemed group of organizations represented on Bloomberg Connects, expanding the ways we digitally engage and educate.
Bloomberg Connects offers free digital guides to cultural organizations around the world. The app platform is part of Bloomberg Philanthropies longstanding commitment to supporting digital innovation in the arts. Bloomberg Connects makes it easy to access and engage with arts and culture from mobile devices when visiting in person, or anytime from anywhere. With dynamic content exclusive to each partner organization, the app provides a range of features including video, audio, and text; expert commentary; and way-finding maps. Follow Bloomberg Connects on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter for updates on new guide launches, exhibit highlights, and more.
Bloomberg Connects an invaluable resource for the enrichment of programming within the arts. Participating institutions range from museums to performance venues, outdoor sculpture parks, and botanical gardens, including the Central Park Conservancy, New York; Guggenheim Museum, New York; Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; ICA/Boston; Judd Foundation, Marfa, Texas; MoMA PS1, Queens, New York; Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C.; Serpentine, London; The New York Public Library; The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York; among others.