For everyone who doesn’t like the new Aspen Art Museum whether it is because of the “exhibitions”, the building itself, the loss of all those parking spaces or any of a long list of reasons take time out to visit the Powers Art Center located close to Carbondale. The building designed by architect Hiroshi Nanamori is beautiful, set in a serene setting overlooking Mount Sopris with views to Chair Mountain and Sunlight. The reflective pool in front captures the essence of the surroundings….. just standing there is a calming experience. To get there look for mile marker 13 as you are headed downvalley from Aspen or Basalt approaching Carbondale on Highway 82. The turn in to the Center is on the right directly after MM13.
Powers Art Center is dedicated to the memory of John G. Powers as a Museum and Study Center for Jasper Johns Limited Edition Works on paper. The ceramic works by Takashi Nakazato are displayed throughout the Museum and the Library. Future exhibits of additional Jasper Johns works are planned to rotate annually. Well worth a visit.