Honoring a Bauhaus virtuoso’s design and creativity

Inspiring future leaders through the Resnick Center for Herbert Bayer Studies at the Aspen Institute

Herbert Bayer (1900-1985) was an Austrian and American graphic designer, painter, photographer, sculptor, art director, environmental and interior designer, and architect. He developed a unique style of typefaces that have since gone on to influence many of the fonts we see today. He was also a visionary architect, co-designing, among other places, the Aspen Institute in Aspen, Colorado.

Dedicated to the work of the Bauhaus master, the Resnicks pledged $10 million to establish a new center in his name. The Resnick Center for Herbert Bayer Studies is an exhibition space and center for the study of art and culture. Operated by the Aspen Institute, the center honors Bayer’s interdisciplinary perspective by exploring art, design, and media through exhibitions, public programming, community engagement, educational initiatives, and the support of scholarship in the arts and humanities.

By demonstrating the ways in which Bayer’s art and architecture contributed profoundly to the development of both the Aspen Institute and Aspen, Colorado, this new center will bring the Institute and the community into even greater relationship, which is one of our highest priorities.

Daniel R. Porterfield, Ph.D.

President and CEO The Aspen Institute

The Resnick Center for Herbert Bayer Studies is now open to the public and free to visit. For more information about the new center, including visiting hours, guided tours, and more, please visit: thebayercenter.org.

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