October 15 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
April 3 until
Jun 29, 2019

Bauhaus Materials Display

Pitkin County Library

Location: Pitkin County Library Times: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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

Bauhaus Materials Display
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 5

Great Ideas of Bauhaus: Print Exhibition Opening Reception

Red Brick Center for the Arts

Location: Red Brick Center for the Arts Times: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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.

Great Ideas of Bauhaus: Print Exhibition Opening Reception
June 6 until
Jul 18, 2019

Great Ideas of Bauhaus: Print Exhibition

Red Brick Center for the Arts

Location: Red Brick Center for the Arts Times: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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.

Great Ideas of Bauhaus: Print Exhibition
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
June 6

Bauhaus Ball - An Evening of Whimsy and Wonder

Wheeler Opera House

Location: Wheeler Opera House Times: 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Join us for a spirited soiree in honor of the Bauhaus 100th anniversary. Costumes and creativity are wildly encouraged!
A free, community event that includes live music, films, Bauhaus-inspired art, and a juried costume contest with fabulous prizes.

Visit the Wheeler Opera House website for more information.

Click here for costume making inspiration.

***Presented with support from special funds from the Wheeler Opera House and City of Aspen***
Bauhaus Ball - An Evening of Whimsy and Wonder
June 7 until
Jul 5, 2019

Bauhaus Seen: Bauhaus-Inspired Furniture with Paintings by Richard Carter + Dave Durrance

Carbondale Arts

Location: R2 Gallery Times: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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 Seen: Bauhaus-Inspired Furniture with Paintings by Richard Carter + Dave Durrance
June 7

Opening Reception - Bauhaus Seen: Bauhaus-Inspired Furniture with Paintings by Richard Carter + Dave Durrance

Carbondale Arts

Location: R2 Gallery Times: 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

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. 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).

Vivian Beer (NH) “The Light Machine”

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.

 

 

Opening Reception - Bauhaus Seen: Bauhaus-Inspired Furniture with Paintings by Richard Carter + Dave Durrance
June 10 until
Jun 14, 2019

Bauhaus to Your House: Furniture Workshop

Anderson Ranch Arts Center

Location: Anderson Ranch Arts Center Times: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Anderson Ranch Arts Center will host a Bauhaus Adult Workshop in furniture design taught by Brad Reed Nelson.

Immerse yourself in the history of 100 years of the Bauhaus movement. The basic philosophy of the Bauhaus was “form follows function.” Students reimagine the material world by discussing the distinction between fine and applied arts then reunite creativity and manufacturing for good design in everyday lives. The goal is to reinvent furniture pieces originally inspired from the Bauhaus movement and apply those ideas to create an original table or stool.

Bauhaus to Your House: Furniture Workshop