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ASPEN, COLORADO (January 29, 2019) — Today, the Aspen Art Museum announces the appointment of Max Weintraub as the institution’s new Senior Curator. Weintraub joins the staff of the AAM directly from his post as Director and Chief Curator of the Art Galleries at Indiana University’s Herron School of Art + Design; a position he has been instrumental in defining since 2016, and for which he curated thirty exhibitions and increased gallery attendance each year.

Prior to his roles at the AAM and Herron School of Art + Design, Weintraub’s career included tenures in the curatorial and educational departments of the Denver Art Museum, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Museum of Modern Art. He has also served as a professor at Hunter College in New York City (2008–16), where he taught the history of modern and contemporary art.

Announcing the appointment, Aspen Art Museum Nancy and Bob Magoon CEO and Director Heidi Zuckerman states: “We are excited to welcome Max to the AAM as our new Senior Curator. His impressive, extensive past experiences assure that we will continue to provide programming that is both responsive to the global dialogue in which we are engaged, and relevant to the diversity of audiences we welcome throughout each year.”

Weintraub was born and raised in New York City. He holds a PhD in the History of Art, with a focus on Modern and Contemporary Art, from Pennsylvania’s Bryn Mawr College, and a Master’s Degree in Medieval European History from North Carolina State University. As Director and Chief Curator at the Herron School of Art + Design, he has curated a number of important gallery exhibitions, including the recent exhibitions, Mary Reid Kelley and Patrick Kelley: The Minotaur Trilogy and Kenneth Tyler: The Art of Collaboration (both 2018); Ragnar Kjartansson and The National: A Lot of Sorrow; Tom Sachs: Radiant City, Paintings 2000–2017; and Cynthia Daignault: Light Atlas (all 2017); as well as bringing artists Sachs, Faith Ringgold, Carrie Mae Weems, and Ann Hamilton to the Indiana University campus for public programming events. At Hunter College, Weintraub was responsible for initiating a number of curatorial projects including the 2015 survey exhibition, Robert Barry: All the Things I Know… 1962 to the Present, for the college’s 205 Hudson Street Gallery—a show that represented the first major exhibition of the conceptual artist’s work in the United States in over thirty years—as well as the 2014 retrospectiveWilliam Anastasi: Sound Works, 1963–2013, for Hunter’s Bertha and Karl Leubsdorf Art Gallery, among other exhibitions.

Regarding his new post, Weintraub relays: “I am very excited to work with Heidi and the museum’s exceptional staff. Through its dynamic exhibition programming and outstanding work with schools, the AAM is at the forefront of many of the urgent and transformative conversations of our time. I am thrilled and honored to be joining in the effort.”



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.




Elmgreen & Dragset: It’s Never Too Late to Say Sorry, November 16, 2018–May 19, 2019; Lost Without Your Rhythm, November 16, 2018–February 24, 2019; Robert Montgomery: The City in Their Echo, December 21, 2018–May 19, 2019; Zombies: Pay Attention!, December 21, 2018–May 5, 2019; Nina Katchadourian: Twitchers and Cheaters, January 12–May 19, 2019; Margaret Kilgallen: that’s where the beauty is., January 12–June 16, 2019.



Gabriel Rico, March 9–June 16, 2019; Etel Adnan: Another Weather, June 7–October 6, 2019; Erika Verzutti, June 7–October 6, 2019; Oscar Tuazon, June 7–December 1, 2019.



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4th of July Parade Waiver


PARADE STARTING/STAGING: The parade will begin at 11:00am. Parade positioning is “first come, first serve” and line up begins no earlier than 10:00am. There is no entry fee and the parade is open to the public. All 5 lanes of Main Street, from Aspen Street to 2nd Street, will be closed to all traffic & designated for parade staging only. Power is not provided in staging area and remember generators do need gas.

PARADE ROUTE: The parade will start East on Main Street. It will turn South onto Hunter Street, then West onto Cooper Avenue. The parade will continue West on Cooper Avenue to Galena Street. At Galena it heads North for 2 blocks before turning West onto Hopkins Avenue. The parade will continue South on Mill then West on Hyman Avenue. Parade participants will be directed to disperse at Hyman and Monarch Street.  PARADE JUDGING: Parade judging will take place in front of the Hotel Jerome. Participants will be limited to 1 minute or less for any performances in front of the judges. Security will be onsite monitoring all entries to help prevent gaps in the parade route. Recognition will be awarded to the best entries in the following categories: 

Most Patriotic | Most Humorous | Best Animal | Best Music | Most Outrageous | Best Children’s  


  • Consumption of alcohol is prohibited during the parade.
  • Candy, favors, etc. should not be thrown from your float/vehicle during the parade. This is for the safety of the spectators and to prevent children from running out into the street. 
  • Water balloons will not be permitted. According to city ordinances, those caught throwing balloons will be removed from the parade and could face citations and/or arrests. 
  • All parade entries must be in “good taste” and will be allowed in the parade per the director’s discretion. 
  • Maximum height restriction for any float entry is 13’5”.


The undersigned organization has elected to participate in the Fourth of July parade sponsored by the City of Aspen and Aspen Chamber Resort Association (“ACRA”). In consideration for City of Aspen and ACRA allowing the undersigned to participate in the festivities, the undersigned has read, understood, and willingly agreed to the terms of this INSURANCE LIABILITY AGREEMENT and WAIVER AND INDEMNITY AGREEMENT (collectively referred to herein as “RELEASE”).


                                    Participants are required to carry insurance adequate to cover any liability for damage, injury, economic loss, or other liability that may be incurred by individuals and/or organizations during the Fourth of July parade. All participants agree to carry such insurance, and also agree not to submit any claim against the insurance of City of Aspen, ACRA and/or any other sponsors of the parade, their officers, directors, agents, shareholders, employees, or anyone else directly or indirectly connected with production of the parade.


                                         The undersigned understands the potential dangers that could be encountered in participating in the Fourth of July parade. The dangers include, among other things, dangers relating to vehicular and pedestrian traffic; crowds of persons in close proximity to such traffic; animals that may react unpredictably in a parade environment; celebration and recreational activities; loud and unexpected noise; items that may be thrown to and from the crowd in connection with the parade; and other dangers traditionally associated with parades.  Understanding those risks, the undersigned for itself and for all persons who the undersigned invites or allows to participate in the parade with the undersigned, does hereby agree to indemnify, hold harmless, and release City of Aspen, ACRA and/or any other sponsors of the parade, their officers, directors, agents, shareholders, employees, and anyone else directly or indirectly connected with production of the parade from any and all liability, claims, demands, actions, or rights of action (including attorneys’ fees and costs) that are related to or are in any way connected with the undersigned’s participation in the parade. By signing this RELEASE, the undersigned intends to extinguish any and all liability and to indemnify against any loss on the part of City of Aspen, ACRA and/or any other sponsors of the parade, their officers, directors, agents, shareholders, employees, and anyone else directly or indirectly connected with production of the parade for any injury or damage of any nature (without regard to negligence or fault) to the undersigned and to all persons who the undersigned invites or allows to participate in the parade.

                                      The undersigned warrants and represents that it will not invite or allow any person to participate in the parade unless such person is bound to the terms of this RELEASE. To that end, the undersigned agrees that it shall take any steps necessary to secure agreement of such persons to the terms of this RELEASE, and that it shall be deemed a responsible person within the meaning of C.R.S. § 13-22-107 and § 19-1103(94) for all children who the undersigned invites or allows to participate in the parade.


   I am the official representative of the undersigned organization. On behalf of the organization, I acknowledge our responsibilities as set forth above. I also accept on behalf of the organization all of the terms and conditions of this



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