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
May 1

Pre-K Art Making Studio

Red Brick Center for the Arts

Location: Red Brick Center for the Arts Times: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

PreK Studio from 10am – 12pm is open to young children accompanied by an adult. Each week PreKs will create new artworks inspired by Bauhaus artists.

This workshop is free.

Pre-K Art Making Studio
May 1

Afterschool Bauhaus-Inspired Art Play

Red Brick Center for the Arts

Location: Red Brick Center for the Arts Times: 2:15 pm - 4:00 pm

Afterschool Art Play from 2:15pm – 4pm is open to elementary age children. Each week students will create different art projects inspired by Bauhaus artists.

Program is $20 per child.

Afterschool Bauhaus-Inspired Art Play
May 2

CMC Prototype Lab Grand Opening + Student Portfolio Review

Colorado Mountain College

Location: Spring Valley Campus Times: 3:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Much like the Bauhaus was founded to bridge the gap between art and industry by combining craft and fine art, CMC and the Isaacson School have developed a Prototype Lab at our Spring Valley campus to ensure students can work in both the digital and physical paradigms. The prototype lab not only has the tools and space for students to realize physical output for their assignments, but also serves as a service provider for the college, and gives many students the first taste of employment in their field of study. Our grand opening and portfolio review on May 2nd provides the opportunity to see this innovative lab at work, as well as a chance to see our graduating students’ portfolios on display. Light snacks and beverages will be provided.

Prototype Lab Grand Opening is from 3:30-4:30pm.
ProPhoto, Graphic Design, Digital Media Student Portfolio Review is from 4:30-7:00pm.

CMC Prototype Lab Grand Opening + Student Portfolio Review
May 7

Bauhaus Evening: A Conversation with Richard Carter and Lissa Ballinger

Aspen Art Museum

Location: Aspen Art Museum Times: 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Join Bauhaus 100: Aspen program manager and Aspen Institute Art Curator Lissa Ballinger for a conversation with Richard Carter. Carter is one of the founding members of the Aspen Center for the Visual Arts, the institution that came to be known as the Aspen Art Museum. Their conversation will share memories of Carter’s experience working with Bauhaus legend Herbert Bayer from 1972–78, and the legacy that this experience had on Carter’s artistic practice.

This event is free and open to the public.

Image Credit: Michael Moran

Bauhaus Evening: A Conversation with Richard Carter and Lissa Ballinger
May 8

Pre-K Art Making Studio

Red Brick Center for the Arts

Location: Red Brick Center for the Arts Times: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

PreK Studio from 10am – 12pm is open to young children accompanied by an adult. Each week PreKs will create new artworks inspired by Bauhaus artists.

This workshop is free.

Pre-K Art Making Studio
May 8

The Aspen Institute: Art & Walking Tour

The Aspen Institute

Location: Doerr-Hosier Center Times: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Guided art tour of A Total Work of Art: Bauhaus-Bayer-Aspen led by Curator and Art Registrar Lissa Ballinger.

Meet at the Resnick Gallery, Doerr-Hosier Center, 845 Meadows Road, Aspen, CO.

Open to the public; no tickets or RSVP required.

The Aspen Institute: Art & Walking Tour
May 8

Afterschool Bauhaus-Inspired Art Play

Red Brick Center for the Arts

Location: Red Brick Center for the Arts Times: 2:15 pm - 4:00 pm

Afterschool Art Play from 2:15pm – 4pm is open to elementary age children. Each week students will create different art projects inspired by Bauhaus artists.

Program is $20 per child.

Afterschool Bauhaus-Inspired Art Play