August 11, 2007

Herbert Bayer collection exposed in Denver

"Herbert Bayer Collection and Archive," curated by Gwen Chanzit. Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO. On permanent display.

In the Denver Post, Kyle MacMillan reports: "When the Denver Art Museum was campaigning for passage of a $62.5 million bond issue to fund its much-trumpeted expansion, it pledged that the added space would allow visitors to view significant parts of the collection previously in storage. One area where that promise has been fulfilled is the institution's Herbert Bayer Collection and Archive. With more than 8,000 objects covering virtually all aspects of the one-time Aspen resident's diverse output, it offers the world's most comprehensive look at the famed artist and designer. While scholars have long appreciated this 27-year-old holding, it has been nearly unknown to the general public because little of it has been exhibited until now. A lobby area and corridor outside a boardroom and auditorium in the lower level of the museum's Hamilton Building have been designated as a permanent gallery for rotating Bayer selections.Read more.