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Bauhaus 100

Columbia University

An expert on the Bauhaus visits Aspen Monday to separate myth from reality when it comes to the German design school.

The event follows an announcement that a center honoring one of the Bauhaus’ most famous students, Herbert Bayer, will be built on the Aspen Institute campus.

Christin Kay / Aspen Public Radio

Twenty local artists pay tribute to the Bauhaus School of Art and Architecture at an exhibit opening Wednesday in Aspen. They’ve created posters using quotes from Bauhaus teachers, on display at the Red Brick Center for the Arts.

One reads, "Limitation makes the creative mind inventive."  Another says, "God is in the details."

 

Aspen Art Museum

Richard Carter worked as Bauhaus master Herbert Bayer’s studio assistant in the 1970s.

Carter will speak about working with Bayer, who he calls the greatest graphic artist of the 20th century, Tuesday at the Aspen Art Museum.  

 

Bayer had a hand in many different projects in Aspen, designing the Aspen Institute campus, posters and buildings for the Aspen Skiing Company and commercial art for local organizations.