The exhibit is open Tuesday – Saturday, 11:00AM – 5:00PM.
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)
Students will be creating a project around the Bauhaus in Fall 2018 and Spring 2019. These projects / pieces will be eligible for submission to an exhibit hosted by CMC Aspen Campus Gallery and Spring Valley Campus with an opening date TBA.
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.
Carbondale Arts Gallery opens their Bauhaus Exhibit featuring Brad Reed Nelson, Dick Carter and Dave Durrance. Brad Reed Nelson will host new work from academic furniture makers with a connection to the Roaring Fork Valley. Dick Carter presents his paintings from 1972 and 1973, these were created during his time as an assistant to Herbert Bayer in his Aspen studio. Dave Durrance shows 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.
Join Roaring Fork Valley designers for a discussion on Aspen’s role in design history, the state of design in the valley and the relevance and impact of the Bauhaus on our community.
Design and build for a better world in this collaborative project-based workshop with a special focus on Bauhaus-inspired design. We’ll work to create a design solution that integrates the environment with daily needs. Teens will unveil their projects at an art show for friends and family at the end of the week. Taught by Pamela Rice, Associate Professor of Architecture at SUNY Orange, and Heike Hanada, architect of the new Bauhaus Museum in Weimar.
$240 Members/$300 Nonmembers
Heike Hanada is a German architect who teaches at the Bauhaus University in Weimar and runs an architectural studio in Berlin. Her significant projects include the German Pavilion at the fourteenth International Architecture Exhibition at the Venice Biennale, an extension to the Stockholm Public Library, and the new Bauhaus Museum in Weimar.
This event is free and open to the public.
Photo Credit: Ulrike Schamoni