Famed Bauhaus-trained artist and architect Herbert Bayer lived in Aspen for many years and helped transform it from an abandoned mining town to a cultural and recreational destination, including co-designing The Aspen Institute campus. Now, a new exhibition showing his works is on display at the campus’ Doerr-Hosier Center’s Resnick Gallery,
The exhibit, The Legacy of Herbert Bayer: Recent Acquisitions and Loans, opened Dec. 30. It offers a broad perspective surveying Bayer’s lifework. This includes ceramics, paintings, tapestry, sculpture, photography and advertisements which have been gifted or loaned to the Aspen Institute. In 1946, the Institute’s founder, Walter Paepcke, commissioned Bayer to design the Institute’s physical structures and philosophical image.
“This will illustrate the breadth of Bayer’s career and the influence that his time in Aspen had on his creative output,” said curator David Floria. Recent gifts such as “Belle Nuit Géometrique” (pictured above, gift of Stewart and Lynda Resnick) and “Geometry of an Illusionist” (gift of Ronald and Jan Greenberg), and other gifts by Melva Bucksbaum and Raymond Learsy, and Alec and Gail Merriam, will be on display. The exhibit is ongoing. For gallery hours, call (970)925-7010.