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).
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
Herbert Bayer’s Untitled wool-pile tapestry will be on display at Snowmass’s Elk Camp Restaurant from now through April 2019. This exhibit is part of Aspen Snowmass’s continued commitment to contemporary art and is also a collaboration with the Aspen Institute.
Photographed by Jeremy Swanson.
Herbert Bayer’s original Sundeck model, 1946-1999, is on display at the Aspen Mountain Sundeck Restaurant. Sponsored by CCY Architects + Colorado Mountain College.
Click here for a 3D virtual image.
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!
Colorado Mountain College – Aspen Campus will be hosting a “Return to Simplicity” exhibit from June 3 to August 15. The exhibit will feature Bauhaus-inspired art and design created by local residents and students.
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 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.
Anderson Ranch Arts Center will host a Bauhaus Adult Workshop in furniture design taught by Brad Reed Nelson.
Calling all architects and designers! Become an architect while celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Bauhaus! Learn basic Bauhaus theories, exploring shape and color, and allow form to follow function while designing a Bauhaus-inspired 3D home for your favorite action figure, doll, or pet!
Members $275/Non-members $325