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).
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.
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!
Red Brick Center for the Arts is excited to join the Roaring Fork Valley in the international celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Bauhaus.
In 2019, numerous local organizations will collaborate on events to commemorate this modernist art school, honor its impact on Aspen and reignite the creative power that began a century ago
The Red Brick Center for the Arts will feature an exhibition of posters made by artists working in the printmaking medium. The format of the exhibit will take its inspiration from the Great Ideas of Western Man, an advertising campaign for Walter Paepcke’s Container Corporation, in which artists created an ad representing a quote from famous literary works.
To reexamine the idea of the Bauhaus in a format that pays tribute to Paepcke’s vision, the Red Brick Center for the Arts will invite artists to select a quote that exemplifies Bauhaus theories and beliefs and create a visual representation of the ideas.
Opening reception with the artists, Wednesday, June 5, 5-7pm.
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.
Carbondale Arts Gallery will feature Brad Reed Nelson, Dick Carter and Dave Durrance in their Bauhaus exhibit. Brad Reed Nelson will host new work from academic furniture makers with a connection to the Roaring Fork Valley. Furniture makers involved in the exhibit include: Russell Baldon (CA), Vivian Beer (NH), Andy Buck (NY), Tom Loeser (WI), Wendy Maruyama (CA), Brad Reed Nelson (CO), Christopher Poehlmann (PA), Sylvie Rosenthal (WI), Jason Schneider (MI), Brent Skidmore (NC), and Mark Tan (CO).
Dick Carter will present his paintings from 1972 and 1973, created during his time as an assistant to Herbert Bayer in his Aspen studio. Dave Durrance will show work also inspired by Herbert Bayer. Each artist will be responding to a chosen piece created from the Bauhaus movement.
Carbondale Arts Gallery is open for public viewing Monday through Friday from 9am to 5pm and Saturdays from 10am to 2pm.
Bauhaus 1919-1928 exhibit will be in Paepcke Gallery. The gallery is open Monday through Friday, 9:00am-5:00pm.
* No workshop on Thursday, July 4
The 100th Anniversary of the Bauhaus is one of the great cultural events of 2019. In this workshop, we celebrate the Bauhaus design school from Germany and become inspired by Bauhaus art and ideas. We discover the great artists who helped define Bauhaus principles, such as Paul Klee, Wassily Kandinsky, Oskar Schlemmer and Herbert Bayer, who later in his career had an influential impact on Aspen, Colorado. Students use a wide range of artistic mediums and engage in processes integral to the Bauhaus such as drawing, collage, graphic design, color theory and more! Students create wildly creative 2-D and 3-D works of art that celebrate 100 years of Bauhaus.
Skill Level(s): ages 6-8
Studio Fee: $20
Registration Fee: $25
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)
The community is invited to a summer splash for the exhibit “bayer & bauhaus: how design shaped aspen” in the Wheeler/Stallard Museum as well as an opening of the new photographic display in the Archive Building Community Gallery featuring images by Margaret and Dick Durrance that were recently donated to the AHS Collection. This free event will include tours of the exhibit and display and light refreshments.
Free (free admission at the Wheeler/Stallard Museum on July 2nd)
Guided walking tours of “Earth Works and Land Art of Herbert Bayer” will be led by Landscape Architect Ann Mullins.
Meet at the Doerr-Hosier Center, 845 Meadows Road, Aspen, CO.
Open to the public; no tickets or RSVP required.