Today, the Institute opens a new exhibition to the public at the Aspen Meadows campus in Aspen, Colorado, devoted to the legacy of the eminent artist Herbert Bayer (1900–1985). In 1946, the Institute’s founder, Walter Paepcke, commissioned Bayer, a Bauhaus-trained artist, to design the Institute’s physical structures and philosophical image.
Over the next 30 years, Bayer helped transform Aspen from an abandoned mining town to a high-profile destination and home to the Institute’s Aspen Meadows campus. The exhibition — held in the Doerr-Hosier Center’s Resnick Gallery — will honor Bayer’s contribution to the Institute’s identity, the town, and the art world at large.
“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 of the various media featured, including painting, photography, sculpture, and tapestry. 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 displayed at the inaugural event.
This is an ongoing exhibit. For gallery hours, please call 970-925-7010.