Wheeler/Stallard Museum | exhibition “bayer & bauhaus: how design shaped aspen”
Open Tuesday – Saturday, 11AM – 5PM (closed July 4th)
Free for AHS members / $10 adult / $8 senior / free children under 18 and active military personnel
(free on the first Saturday of each month; admission fee includes Holden/Marolt Mining & Ranching Museum)
The Wheeler/Stallard house is a Queen Anne style Victorian built in 1888. The first floor of the Museum is interpreted as a Victorian Aspen home and the second floor gallery features rotating exhibitions to explore area history. On display this summer season is bayer & bauhaus: how design shaped aspen, presented as part of Bauhaus 100: Aspen, a community-wide celebration of the centenary of the German art school “Bauhaus.” This new exhibit delves into the profound, but often unnoticed influence of Herbert Bayer’s work on the Aspen community. Aspen Historical Society’s never-before-exhibited Bayer collection offers a unique view into his extensive works – both fine art and commercial – sharing a glimpse into Bayer’s lasting impact through preliminary sketch studies, original prints, architectural drawings, graphic design works, historical photographs, and more.