The long-awaited grand opening of the Aspen Institute’s Resnick Center for Herbert Bayer Studies has finally arrived. During the Aspen Ideas Festival in June, art connoisseurs had their first look at Aspen’s newest museum, which features nearly 8,000 square feet of exhibition space to celebrate the legacy of the iconic artist and designer, Herbert Bayer.
The center’s inaugural exhibition, titled “Herbert Bayer: An Introduction,” is free and open to the public, and attendees can expect a comprehensive, six-decade survey of Bayer’s work, the first of its kind since 1973. The artwork is chronologically arranged across 13 galleries and highlights over 150 rarely exhibited works.
Located on the Aspen Institute’s Aspen Meadows campus, the building itself is designed to support museum-grade conditions for the display and storage of fine art, and beginning later this year, it will include a museum shop, education center and an archival study room for invited scholars.
“The Bayer Center can serve as a leading example of what an arts institution should be in the 21st century: an accessible platform for dialogue, a welcoming space for creative expression and learning, and a venue for community engagement and scholarship,” says James Merle Thomas, executive director of the Resnick Center for Herbert Bayer Studies. For more info, go to thebayercenter.org.