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The Resnick Center for Herbert Bayer Studies

The Resnick Center for Herbert Bayer Studies

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.

"People are having meaningful and profound experiences in there - not running in and running out."
- Lisa Ballinger, Acting Director of the Resnick Center for Herbert Bayer Studies


*Please note, The Bayer Center will be closed April 28 - June 10, 2024 as they prepare for an exciting new exhibition. The Bayer Center will reopen on June 11, 2024 with Bauhaus Typography at 100. 

Resnick Center for Herbert Bayer Studies is free and open to the public.
Open Tuesday - Saturday I 12 - 5pm
610 Gillespie Ave I Aspen Institute Campus

 Getting Here

The Bayer Center is located on the southeastern edge of the Aspen Meadows campus, at the intersection of Gillespie Avenue and North 5th Street, and is less than one mile from the heart of downtown Aspen, and steps away from the Benedict Music Tent and Harris Hall. We recommend taking the Downtowner or the free RFTA Crosstown Shuttle.


Free, designated parking is available on the south side of the Music Festival parking lot, adjacent to Gillespie Street.

For exhibit and tour information, please visit:

Herbery Bayer's World Geo-Graphic Atlas art

Concept of a Visualist

Herbert Bayer’s World Geo-Graphic Atlas
June 2023 – April 2024
This exhibition examines Herbert Bayer’s 1953 World Geo-Graphic Atlas, a landmark work of visual education and modernist design. Marking the seventieth anniversary of the atlas’s publication, this is the first exhibition devoted to this groundbreaking and influential work that has come to occupy a key place within graphic design history. In addition to exploring Bayer’s contributions to map design and scientific illustration, Concept of a Visualist provides new insights into Herbert Bayer’s larger body of artwork and highlights the atlas’s continued relevance for audiences today.
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charting space artwork

Charting Space

Herbert Bayer’s World Geo-Graphic Atlas at 70

Resnick Gallery, Doerr-Hosier Building
June 2023 – April 2024
Intended for visitors of all ages, but particularly for K-12 youths, this installation uses Bayer’s atlas as a springboard to explore current issues related to our world including, travel, natural resources, population, and conservation. Making use of interactive elements and multimedia experiences, the layout unfolds in three sections focusing on the themes that Bayer used to visualize the world for readers: the observable universe; the planet Earth; and individual states and countries.
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interior photo of the bayer center with artwork on the wall

The Bayer Center Store

The Bayer Center Store will feature a rotating display of original, framed Herbert Bayer prints and curated retail items focused on modernist design influenced by the Bauhaus and Bayer. Merchandise will include custom apparel and books, jewelry, Bauhaus product re-editions, functional items for the home, personal accessories, games, and textiles. Every purchase made supports the Bayer Center’s initiatives and programming. Learn More