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!
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