past event

Earthworks and Land Art of Herbert Bayer

Registration for this event is now closed.

Join Ann Mullins, Landscape Architect and former Aspen City Council Member, in a tour of the Bauhaus inspired, Bayer designed Aspen Institute Campus.  Beginning in 1945, Bayer worked with Walter Paepcke to fulfill Paepcke’s vision of ‘mind, body, spirit’ on 40 acres of ranchland adjacent to the historic city of Aspen.   After Bayer developed the Campus Master Plan, his first earthworks and land art pieces were constructed in 1955, precursors to the robust earthworks movement of the 1960’s & 70’s. His last earthworks on campus were completed in the late 70’s and foretell the environmental art of the 80’s. Bayer’s campus is a Bauhaus masterpiece which creates a unified environment of environmental stewardship, cultural elements, and community engagement.

All tours meet at the Doerr-Hosier Center (845 Meadows Rd.)

Health and Safety Guidelines:

  • Space is limited. All tours will be capped at 10 people and registration is required.
  • To make this gathering as safe as possible, all attendees will be required to show proof of COVID vaccination status, or, if they are unable to be vaccinated for an allowable reason, will be asked to take a rapid COVID test onsite before entry. More details on the rapid COVID test will be provided closer to the event. Staff working the event will be covered by the same requirements. Details on how to share your vaccination status will be provided closer to the event but will rely on a secure system that will ensure your private medical information is kept confidential.
  • Unvaccinated individuals will be asked to wear masks in line with CDC guidance; vaccinated individuals are welcome to wear masks, but they will not be required.

If you have questions or are interested in scheduling a private tour, please contact Lissa Ballinger (

Event information
Wed Jun 23, 2021
11:00am - 12:00pm MDT
Doerr-Hosier Center
845 Meadows Rd.
Aspen, CO