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The Bayer Center

The Resnick Center for Herbert Bayer Studies (The Bayer Center) is a new exhibition space and center for the study of art located on the Aspen Institute’s campus. Named after Herbert Bayer (1900–1985)—an influential modern artist and designer who worked at the Bauhaus before relocating to Aspen in 1946—the Bayer Center honors his interdisciplinary perspective by promoting an understanding of art and design through exhibitions and public programming.

Free Admission

Resnick Center for Herbert Bayer Studies is free and open to the public.

Upcoming Exhibition - Opening June 2023

  • Concept of a Visualist: Herbert Bayer’s World Geo-Graphic Atlas
    • This exhibit, which will be on view in the Resnick Center for Herbert Bayer Studies, examines Herbert Bayer’s 1953 World Geo-Graphic Atlas, a landmark work of visual education and modernist design.
  • Charting Space: Herbert Bayer’s World Geo-Graphic Atlas at 70
    • Intended for visitors of all ages, but particularly for K-12 youths, the installation uses Bayer’s atlas as a springboard to explore current issues related to our world including, travel, natural resources, population, and conservation.
  • The Bayer Center Store
    • Opening in June 2023, the Bayer Center Store will feature a rotating display of Herbert Bayer prints from various decades and curated retail items focused on modernist design influenced by the Bauhaus and Herbert Bayer. Merchandise will include custom apparel and books, jewelry, Bauhaus product re-editions, functional items for the home, personal accessories, games, and textiles, plus original framed Bayer prints.

Contract information

The Bayer Center
Aspen Institute Campus
610 Gillespie Ave.
Aspen, CO 81611
T. 970.544.7899

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