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)
Gallery opening for Andrew Roberts Gray and Cate Tallmadge. They will tie in Bauhaus themes into their textile and graphic art pieces. This is an exhibition proposal that explores the relationship between the loom and the CPU. This collaboration is rooted in the Bauhaus’ theories of the collective nature of ideas, a belief in the perfection and efficiency of geometry and an integration of technology and art.
The R2 Gallery is open for public viewing Monday through Friday from 9am to 5pm and Saturdays from 10am to 2pm.