Bayer Center to host open house in April |

Bayer Center to host open house in April

Staff report

The Resnick Center for Herbert Bayer Studies will open its doors to the public on April 14 after pandemic-related delays this winter.

Bayer Center associate director Lissa Ballinger announced the community open house on Friday.

The museum will be open to the public from noon to 7 p.m. that day, with a free reception at the adjacent, newly renovated Bayer-designed Boettcher Building at 4 p.m. with brats, pretzels, beer and remarks from Bayer Center executive director James Merle Thomas.

The new museum with 8,000 square feet of exhibition space on the Aspen Institute campus, devoted to Bauhaus master and Aspen icon Herbert Bayer, had been slated to open this winter on a limited basis before a summer 2022 grand opening.

The building was completed late last year and installation of its inaugural exhibition, the life-spanning “Herbert Bayer: An Introduction,” was installed in December. But it has gone largely unseen, as the winter coronavirus surge scuttled plans to open the show and begin regular hours of operation at the museum. The exhibition had been scheduled to remain on view from Dec. 28, 2021, through Dec. 3, 2022.

The Institute has been operating small-group tours on an invitation-only basis in the museum since March 2. The April 14 open house and party will be free, but registration will be required.

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