Recognition Week

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Summer in a whole new way! Mark your calendars July 12-16, 2021 for a re-imagined Anderson Ranch Recognition Celebration. Join us on campus for a week-long, in person celebration of our 2021 International Artist Honoree Simone Leigh, with a special appearance by The Guerrilla Girls, featured collaborations with Aspen Film, Aspen Words, and Jazz Aspen Snowmass, opportunities to purchase amazing art and much more!

Proceeds from the week will provide the financial support that enables Anderson Ranch Arts Center to flourish as a place for art making and dialog around contemporary art and issues. As we celebrate leaders of the art world – we also celebrate our collective mission to enrich lives with art, inspiration, and community.

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Simone Leigh, 2021 International Artist Honoree

Simone Leigh

2021 International Artist Honoree

Simone Leigh’s practice incorporates sculpture, video, and installation; all are informed by her ongoing exploration of black female-identified subjectivity. Leigh works in a mode she describes as auto-ethnographic. Her objects often employ materials and forms traditionally associated with African art; her performance- influenced installations create spaces where historical precedent and self-determination commingle. Through her investigations of visual overlaps between cultures, time periods, and geographies, she confronts and examines ideas of the female body, race, beauty, and community.

Leigh will represent the United States at the next Venice Biennale in April 2022. The first African-American woman to receive this honor, among the art world’s most prestigious, she was selected by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs on the recommendation of museum professionals and artists convened by the National Endowment for the Arts.

July 16: Recognition Dinner and Summer Series Program with Simone Leigh in conversation with Saidiya Hartman

Featuring: The Guerrilla Girls

The Guerrilla Girls are feminist activist artists. They wear gorilla masks in public and use facts, humor and outrageous visuals to expose gender and ethnic bias as well as corruption in politics, art, film, and pop culture. Their anonymity keeps the focus on the issues, and away from themselves. They believe in an intersectional feminism that fights discrimination and supports human rights for all people and all genders. Recently they produced new street projects in London and 9 other UK cities, as well as museum projects at Tate Modern and Whitechapel Gallery, London; Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam; Art Basel Hong Kong; and much more. Their new book The Art of Behaving Badly contains almost all the Guerrilla Girls‘ work 1985-today.

July 12 & 13: Critical Dialog with The Guerrilla Girls

July 14: The Guerrilla Girls Lecture

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International Artist Honoree Pass  |  $40,000

The all-access International Artist Honoree Pass includes eight transferable tickets to the Recognition Week’s events. In addition, it also includes the following VIP amenities and special access to the week’s programming:

  • Eight VIP tickets, transferable throughout the week
  • On-site parking for two cars for the week
  • Premium wine at your Recognition Dinner table
  • Recognition in the program as Vice-Chair of the event
  • Welcome packets and event programs delivered to your home
  • Dedicated concierge throughout the week

Paul Soldner Pass  |  $25,000

The Paul Soldner Pass includes six transferable tickets to select Recognition Week events. In addition, it also includes the following VIP perks and special access to the week’s programming:

  • Six tickets, transferable throughout the week
  • On-site parking for one car for the week
  • Premium wine at your Recognition Dinner table
  • Recognition in the program as an Honorary Host Committee Member of the event

Peter Voulkos Pass  |  $15,000

The Peter Voulkos Pass includes four transferable tickets to select Recognition Week events. In addition, it also includes the following VIP perks and special access to the week’s programming:

  • Four tickets, transferable throughout the week
  • Valet parking for the Recognition Dinner

How to Purchase

Passes can all be purchased online via the links above. Individual tickets will become available as COVID-19 restrictions allow. Please contact Ellie Hahn, Director of Individual Philanthropy at ehahn@andersonranch.org to RSVP and get added to the individual ticket list today!

For additional information or to purchase by phone, please call Ellie Hahn at 970/924-5052 or email ehahn@andersonranch.org.

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