The exhibit is open Tuesday – Saturday, 11:00AM – 5:00PM. Please note the exhibit will be closed on Thursday, July 4th.
Aspen Historical Society presents “bayer & bauhaus: how design shaped aspen” opening December 4th as part of Bauhaus 100: Aspen, a community-wide celebration of the centenary of the German art school Bauhaus. This new exhibit delves into the profound, but often unnoticed, influence of Herbert Bayer’s work on Aspen, Colorado. Following his arrival in 1945, Bayer’s Bauhaus ethos and artistic vision began to shape the modern aesthetic and way of life in the Aspen community. He pioneered historic preservation in the area, designed a Bauhaus-inspired campus at the Aspen Institute, influenced local architecture, built innovative earthworks, and helped guide the community’s cultural and philosophic values. Aspen Historical Society’s never-before-exhibited Bayer collection offers a unique view into his extensive works, both fine art and commercial. The exhibit will share a glimpse into Bayer’s lasting influence through preliminary sketches, original prints, textiles, architectural drawings, graphic design works, historical photographs, and more.
Tickets: $10 adult/$8 senior/free for children under 18 and active military personnel (free on the first Saturday of each month as well as Saturday, January 12th for Winterskol).
Select Bauhaus materials and books will be on display at the large cube as you enter the library. Information on Bauhaus programs and events can be found here as well.
Pitkin County Library Hours:
Monday – Thursday 9am – 8pm
Friday – Saturday 9am – 6pm
Sunday 12pm – 6pm
Bauhaus100: Aspen presents a salon-style gathering in the spirit of Herbert Bayer. Join panel speakers Harry Teague, Dick Carter, Kris Cox, Marcia Weese, and Kelly Alford as they discuss the painters of the Bauhaus and its influence on their work today through a visual presentation and lively discussion, with time for questions from the audience.
Join Aspen Institute Art Curator Lissa Ballinger as you learn about the beginnings of modern Aspen, and of the Aspen Institute by touring this Bauhaus-inspired campus designed by Herbert Bayer. The tour features the recent exhibition of Herbert Bayer works on view in the Resnick Gallery of the Doerr-Hosier building, Mountains and Convolutions: 1944-1953, curated by Bernard Jazzar. Tours are free and open to the public, no RSVP necessary.
Herbert Bayer’s Untitled wool-pile tapestry will be on display at Snowmass’s Elk Camp Restaurant from now through April 2019. This exhibit is part of Aspen Snowmass’s continued commitment to contemporary art and is also a collaboration with the Aspen Institute.
Photographed by Jeremy Swanson.
Herbert Bayer’s original Sundeck model, 1946-1999, is on display at the Aspen Mountain Sundeck Restaurant. Sponsored by CCY Architects + Colorado Mountain College.
Click here for a 3D virtual image.
Take home a Herbert Bayer Bauhaus inspired 3D print. In a one hour session you can learn how to use the Pitkin County Library’s 3D printer and about the influence the Bauhaus and Herbert Bayer had on our culture and community. Shannon Foster will available on the 4th Friday of every month from 12-4:00 in our Maker Space lab to guide you through this process. Shannon is also available by appointment if you can’t make a Friday session. She can be reached at 970-429-1943 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Free and open to the public.