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Lissa Ballinger

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The Aspen Ideas Festival starts Thursday, and there is new art on the campus of the Aspen Institute. Slogans like “End the draft!” and “Vote yes for peace!” are stamped in giant letters on Vietnam-era protest posters in the Paepcke Gallery.

The Art Base

Thursday night in Basalt, a local curator will discuss the limited roles that women historically played in the art world, and recognize modern female artists.  

Graphic: Aspen Art Museum

On Thursday, the Aspen Art Museum will host The Great Debate, a forum where presenters will confront one of the most fundamental questions of contemporary art.