2019 marks the Centennial Celebration of the Bauhaus, a modernist art school founded in 1919 by Walter Gropius. This event will be celebrated around the world; in Germany, Greece, Israel, and in the United States, where many of the original Bauhaus master teachers and students emigrated to during World War II. One of those immigrants, Herbert Bayer, a Bauhaus master teacher of typography and design, was invited by Walter Paepcke to move to Aspen in 1946 to help design Paepcke’s idea of a cultural utopia.

Bayer left many enduring monuments to the Bauhaus during the 39 years he lived in Aspen. To honor this uncommon Bauhaus legacy that Herbert Bayer imparted on the former mining, mountain town, and honor the continued impact of the educational philosophy and radical approach to design and life, Aspen and the Roaring Fork Valley will join the world-wide celebration from January-August, 2019.

Featuring lectures, educational outreach, parties, art-making, films, art exhibitions and more festivities, this celebration is a collaboration of more than twenty organizations who are offering events, and many partners contributing to the celebration. Visit our event calendar to start planning your personal Bauhaus 100 Aspen celebration.

Written by MAX STOCKMAN, LISSA BALLINGER