December 14 until
Apr 25, 2020

bayer & bauhaus: how design shaped aspen

Aspen Historical Society

Location: Wheeler/Stallard Museum Times: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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).  

 

bayer & bauhaus: how design shaped aspen
May 1 until
Aug 31, 2019

Bauhaus Self-Guided StoryWalk

Pitkin County Library

Location: Pitkin County Library Times: 6:00 am - 8:00 pm

StoryWalk is a fun, educational activity that places a children’s story along a popular walking route in the community.   Pitkin County Library’s StoryWalk is located along the Hunter Creek extension trail and features a children’s introduction to the Bauhaus.

Directions:
There are many different ways to get to the Hunter Creek trail when starting from town. We recommend: Walk along North Mill Street (toward Red Mountain) and turn left onto Puppy Smith Street. You will pass the Post Office and see the trailhead for the Rio Grande Trail. Turn right onto the trail. Walk past the Jennie Adair wetlands and over the bridge. You will see the sign for the Hunter Creek Trail on the right side of the path. Turn onto the Hunter Creek trail and after walking for a minute or two, you will see the first StoryWalk post!

Bauhaus Self-Guided StoryWalk
June 6 until
Aug 15, 2019

Return to Simplicity: Bauhaus-inspired Art and Design Exhibition

Colorado Mountain College

Location: Colorado Mountain College – Aspen Campus Times: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Colorado Mountain College Aspen is joining the yearlong celebration of the founding of the Bauhaus movement with an art opening and gallery talk on June 13. Forty local artists are part of “Return to Simplicity – Bauhaus inspired art + design.”

 

The celebration is particularly personal to longtime local Dick Carter, one of the artists featured at CMC’s exhibit. In 1972, Carter was 26 and an assistant to Bauhaus pioneer Herbert Bayer in his Aspen studio. Attached is an image of his piece titled “Big Red X Mandala.”

The exhibit showcases the influence of Bauhaus on artists who call Aspen and the Roaring Fork Valley home.

Return to Simplicity: Bauhaus-inspired Art and Design Exhibition
July 17 until
Aug 25, 2019

Aspen Chapel Gallery presents "New Landscapes in the Bauhaus Tradition" in Partnership with Aspen Historical Society

Aspen Chapel Gallery

Location: Aspen Chapel Times: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Aspen Chapel Gallery presents New Landscapes in the Bauhaus Tradition in partnership with Aspen Historical Society from July 17 – August 25 curated by Jocelyn Audette.
Participating artists include:  Jocelyn Audette, Kathleen Bird, Staci Dickerson, Marcia Fusaro, Doug Graybeal, Sandy Johnson, Mike Otte, Kelly Peters, Michael Raaum, and Lisa Singer.
Opening reception for the artists:  5 – 7 pm,  Wednesday, July 17
Artist talk:  5:30 – 6:30, Wednesday, July 24
Gallery co-directors – Tom Ward and Michael Bonds
Image featured:
Artist:  Jocelyn Audette
Title:  Mt. Sopris Bauhaus
Medium:  Oil on panel
Size:  24″ x 24″
Price:  $1160
Aspen Chapel Gallery presents "New Landscapes in the Bauhaus Tradition" in Partnership with Aspen Historical Society
December 14 until
Jun 1, 2020

A Total Work of Art: Bauhaus-Bayer-Aspen Exhibition

The Aspen Institute

Location: Resnick Gallery, Doerr-Hosier Center Times: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Curated by Bernard Jazzar, A Total Work of Art: Bauhaus-Bayer-Aspen presents an overview of the Bauhaus, highlighting Herbert Bayer’s contribution as a student and later as a teacher from 1921-1928. It explores the school’s impact on Bayer’s development as a “total artist” working in multiple fields, which were all ultimately enlisted in the design of the Aspen Institute’s campus. Jazzar concludes the exhibition with an homage to the campus, arguably Bayer’s greatest legacy as a true manifestation of the Bauhaus mission: uniting all artistic disciplines to create a total work of art.

Hours are 9:00am-5:00pm Monday through Friday, but are subject to change for special events.  Call 970.925.7010 for more information.

A Total Work of Art: Bauhaus-Bayer-Aspen Exhibition
December 14 until
Jun 1, 2020

Bauhaus 1919-1928 Exhibition

The Aspen Institute

Location: Paepcke Gallery Times: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

In the Paepcke Gallery, Bernard Jazzar, curator of the Lynda and Stewart Resnick Collection, examines the Museum of Modern Art’s (MoMA) 1938 exhibition entitled Bauhaus 1919-1928. Although not the first presentation of Bauhaus material in the United States, it was the most extensive and most significant and a true example of Herbert Bayer’s innovative exhibit design. The enlarged photographs presented in the gallery, provided by MoMA, give a general impression of the exhibition and insight into Bayer’s unusual approach to exhibition design.

Hours are 9:00am-5:00pm Monday through Friday, but are subject to change for special events.  Call 970.925.7010 for more information.

Bauhaus 1919-1928 Exhibition
August 2

Bauhaus Architectural Walking Tour with Aspen Historical Society

Aspen Historical Society

Location: Red Brick Center for the Arts Times: 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Join Aspen Historical Society for a walking tour to explore examples of bauhaus principles that continue to inspire local design, including one of Herbert Bayer’s former residences, as well as styles introduced by Bayer that have influenced area architects for decades. This tour supplements the AHS exhibit “bayer & bauhaus: how design shaped aspen”, on display at the Wheeler/Stallard Museum. The tour was created in partnership with local architect Harry Teague and made possible in part by the City of Aspen in honor of the community-wide bauhaus 100: aspen celebrations.

$15 adult / $12 senior / children 18 and under free.  For more information visit www.aspenhistory.org or call 970.925.3721

Meets at Red Brick Center for the Arts, 110 E Hallam St. (at the corner of Aspen & Hallam)

Bauhaus Architectural Walking Tour with Aspen Historical Society
August 4 until
Aug 6, 2019

The Aspen Institute presents Bauhaus: The Making of Modern

The Aspen Institute

Location: The Aspen Institute Times: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

2019 marks the centennial anniversary of the Bauhaus, the German art school recognized by many as the 20th century’s most influential experiment in art, architecture and design. This two-day forum will dive deeply into the tumultuous times that fostered the Bauhaus school; its iconoclastic leaders and their unique approaches; and the philosophy born out of its brief fourteen-year life that has had a transformative effect on architecture, sculpture, painting, industrial design, and so much more. The Bauhaus sent ripples around the world — not least of all to Aspen, Colorado. Through lectures, discussions, hands-on workshops, and exhibitions we will celebrate this rebellious and aspirational movement that in so many ways laid the foundations for our modern era.

Click here to register. If you have any questions or would like additional information, please contact the SOF Hotline at (970) 544-7980 or sof@aspeninstitute.org.

The Aspen Institute presents Bauhaus: The Making of Modern
August 5

McCloskey Speaker Series: Constructing and Deconstructing the Myths of the Bauhaus

The Aspen Institute

Location: Doerr-Hosier Center Times: 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Featuring Barry Bergdoll, Meyer Schapiro professor of art history at Columbia University and curator in the Department of Architecture and Design at the Museum of Modern Art. Bergdoll will address the Bauhaus’s impact on modernist design, which reached far beyond the provincial German cities of Weimar and Dessau where the school primarily made its home. The Bauhaus’s creative use of publications and exhibitions broadcast its philosophy and amplified its achievements. For example, its exhibition in 1923 showed off student work and harnessed a panorama of European modernism by associating works of architects from the Netherlands to the US with the work of its students and masters. Reality and myth began to fuse in the perception of the Bauhaus, when, in fact, no architectural instruction was offered until a few years later. Bergdoll will distinguish the school from the propaganda machine and the reality from the myth.

Fee: $25. Tickets on sale Monday, July 22 at www.aspenshowtix.com.

McCloskey Speaker Series: Constructing and Deconstructing the Myths of the Bauhaus
August 5

The Aspen Music Festival and School Percussion Ensemble Performs - GEORGE ANTHEIL: Ballet mécanique

Aspen Music Festival and School

Location: Harris Concert Hall Times: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The AMFS Percussion Ensemble 2019 concert showcases the best of “made in America” composers, featuring the “American Bad Boy” of contemporary music, George Antheil, whose Ballet méchanique caused a riot (much like Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring) at Carnegie Hall upon its premiere in 1927. George Antheil was a Bauhaus-associated composer. The concert also features works by Julia Wolfe, Charles Wuorinen, and AMFS alumna Kati  Agócs.

Tickets are $25.

Photo Credit: Alex Irvin

The Aspen Music Festival and School Percussion Ensemble Performs - GEORGE ANTHEIL: Ballet mécanique