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The Aspen Institute to Welcome Barry Bergdoll on Aug 5


1000 North Third Street, Aspen, Colorado 81611
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For Immediate Release
Contact: Cristal Logan
Vice President, Aspen
The Aspen Institute
[email protected]
Tel. 970-544-7929


The Aspen Institute to Welcome Barry Bergdoll on August 5
Meyer Schapiro Professor of Art History to be featured in the McCloskey Speaker Series 

ASPEN, CO, July 22, 2019 –– The Aspen Institute is pleased to present Meyer Schapiro Professor of Art History at Columbia University, Dr. Barry Bergdoll. This lecture is a part of the Bauhaus 100: Aspen celebration of the centennial anniversary of the Bauhaus. Dr. Bergdoll will look at the difficult task of distinguishing the Bauhaus as school from the Bauhaus as propaganda machine.

This event will take place on August 5, 2019 from 4:30-5:30pm in the Doerr-Hosier Center on the Institute’s Aspen Meadows campus. The McCloskey Speaker Series is made possible by a generous donation from the McCloskey Family Charitable Foundation.

Barry Bergdoll, Ph.Dhas published and organized exhibitions on a broad range of subjects in modern architectural history from the French Enlightenment to the present, most recently an edited volume on the Bauhaus-trained architect and furniture designer, Marcel Breuer (2018). Bergdoll was Chief Curator of Architecture and Design at the Museum of Modern Art from 2007 to 2014, where he co-curated with Leah Dickerman, the exhibition, Bauhaus 1919-1933, workshops for modernity.

Tickets are $25 and on sale now at www.aspenshowtix.com, (970) 920-5770, or in person at the Wheeler Opera House. Early ticket purchase is encouraged, as a full-capacity audience is expected for this event. Doors will open at 3:15pm, and any unclaimed tickets will be sold at the door.



Monday, July 22
McCloskey Speaker Series

Enacting Change Through Edible Education  
Featuring Alice Waters, executive chef, founder and owner of Chez Panisse in conversation with Corby Kummer, executive director of the Food & Society Program at the Aspen Institute and editor in chief of IDEAS: The Magazine of the Aspen Institute. For over four decades, Chef Waters has been a champion of local sustainable agriculture and her foundation, Edible Schoolyard, advocates for free school lunches and sustainable food curriculum in every public school. Her many accolades include election into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Harvard Medical School’s Global Environment Citizen Award, induction into the French Legion of Honor, the National Humanities Medal, and numerous James Beard Foundation Awards.
Paepcke Auditorium, 4:30 – 5:30 pm. Fee: $25.

Tuesday, July 23
McCloskey Speaker Series

A Nation of Weavers
Featuring David Brooks, executive director of Weave: The Social Fabric Project at The Aspen Institute, op-ed columnist for The New York Times, and author of The Second Mountain in conversation with Dan Porterfield, president and CEO of The Aspen Institute. The Weave program was founded out of a response to the social fragmentation in our nation, where feelings of distrust, loneliness, division and exclusion are prevalent. Weave aims to illuminate the work of individuals across the country who are making tremendous strides in their communities toward reconnection and relationship building. 
Greenwald Pavilion, 5:00 – 6:00 pm. Fee: $25.

Sunday, July 28
McCloskey Speaker Series

The State of American Capitalism
In collaboration with the Aspen Economic Strategy Group
Featuring Janet Yellen, distinguished fellow at Brookings Institution and former Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve, and Kevin Warsh, distinguished visiting fellow at the Hoover Institution and former member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve in conversation with Neil Irwin, senior economics correspondent for The New York Times. The panel will discuss the current state of the economy, how it’s impacted by world affairs, and what tools the Federal Reserve has at its disposal to influence monetary policy. 
Greenwald Pavilion, 2:00 – 3:00 pm. Fee: $25.

Wednesday, July 31
Murdock Mind, Body, Spirit Series
The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing
Featuring Daniel Pink, New York Times bestselling author of When, To Sell is Human, Drive, and A Whole New Mind, in conversation with Aspen Institute President and CEO Dan Porterfield. Pink will discuss the emerging science of timing — including the hidden pattern of the day and how to recast our schedules to navigate it, how to take breaks that restore mental energy and acuity, why midpoints (of a project or even a life) sometimes drag us down and sometimes fire us up, and what rowing teams, choirs, and lunch deliveries in India can teach us about group synchronization, purpose, and belonging.
Paepcke Auditorium, 6:30 - 7:30 pm. Fee: $25.



For more information on events open to the public, please call the information hotline at (970) 544-7970, contact Jillian Scott at (970) 544-7914 or [email protected], or visit the Institute’s website at www.aspeninstitute.org/aspenevents.

This year, Aspen Community Programs is celebrating its 20th Anniversary at the Aspen Institute. ACP hosts dozens of public programs year-round for residents and visitors alike, including the Hurst Student Seminars; Great Books; the Edlis Neeson Great Decisions Series; Our Society Reimagined; Sharing Shakespeare; Teen Socrates; the McCloskey Speaker Series; the Hurst Lecture Series; and the Murdock Mind, Body, Spirit Series. These programs offer unique and affordable opportunities for a diverse mix of people to find inspiration in a variety of ways. Thanks to the generosity of our donors, we are able to offer need-based scholarships to teens and adults to take part in our programs. 

The Aspen Institute is an educational and policy studies organization. Its mission is to foster leadership based on enduring values and to provide a nonpartisan venue for dealing with critical issues. The Institute is based in Washington, DC; Aspen, Colorado; and on the Wye River on Maryland's Eastern Shore. It also has an office in New York City and an international network of partners.

4th of July Parade Waiver


PARADE STARTING/STAGING: The parade will begin at 11:00am. Parade positioning is “first come, first serve” and line up begins no earlier than 10:00am. There is no entry fee and the parade is open to the public. All 5 lanes of Main Street, from Aspen Street to 2nd Street, will be closed to all traffic & designated for parade staging only. Power is not provided in staging area and remember generators do need gas.

PARADE ROUTE: The parade will start East on Main Street. It will turn South onto Hunter Street, then West onto Cooper Avenue. The parade will continue West on Cooper Avenue to Galena Street. At Galena it heads North for 2 blocks before turning West onto Hopkins Avenue. The parade will continue South on Mill then West on Hyman Avenue. Parade participants will be directed to disperse at Hyman and Monarch Street.  PARADE JUDGING: Parade judging will take place in front of the Hotel Jerome. Participants will be limited to 1 minute or less for any performances in front of the judges. Security will be onsite monitoring all entries to help prevent gaps in the parade route. Recognition will be awarded to the best entries in the following categories: 

Most Patriotic | Most Humorous | Best Animal | Best Music | Most Outrageous | Best Children’s  


  • Consumption of alcohol is prohibited during the parade.
  • Candy, favors, etc. should not be thrown from your float/vehicle during the parade. This is for the safety of the spectators and to prevent children from running out into the street. 
  • Water balloons will not be permitted. According to city ordinances, those caught throwing balloons will be removed from the parade and could face citations and/or arrests. 
  • All parade entries must be in “good taste” and will be allowed in the parade per the director’s discretion. 
  • Maximum height restriction for any float entry is 13’5”.


The undersigned organization has elected to participate in the Fourth of July parade sponsored by the City of Aspen and Aspen Chamber Resort Association (“ACRA”). In consideration for City of Aspen and ACRA allowing the undersigned to participate in the festivities, the undersigned has read, understood, and willingly agreed to the terms of this INSURANCE LIABILITY AGREEMENT and WAIVER AND INDEMNITY AGREEMENT (collectively referred to herein as “RELEASE”).


                                    Participants are required to carry insurance adequate to cover any liability for damage, injury, economic loss, or other liability that may be incurred by individuals and/or organizations during the Fourth of July parade. All participants agree to carry such insurance, and also agree not to submit any claim against the insurance of City of Aspen, ACRA and/or any other sponsors of the parade, their officers, directors, agents, shareholders, employees, or anyone else directly or indirectly connected with production of the parade.


                                         The undersigned understands the potential dangers that could be encountered in participating in the Fourth of July parade. The dangers include, among other things, dangers relating to vehicular and pedestrian traffic; crowds of persons in close proximity to such traffic; animals that may react unpredictably in a parade environment; celebration and recreational activities; loud and unexpected noise; items that may be thrown to and from the crowd in connection with the parade; and other dangers traditionally associated with parades.  Understanding those risks, the undersigned for itself and for all persons who the undersigned invites or allows to participate in the parade with the undersigned, does hereby agree to indemnify, hold harmless, and release City of Aspen, ACRA and/or any other sponsors of the parade, their officers, directors, agents, shareholders, employees, and anyone else directly or indirectly connected with production of the parade from any and all liability, claims, demands, actions, or rights of action (including attorneys’ fees and costs) that are related to or are in any way connected with the undersigned’s participation in the parade. By signing this RELEASE, the undersigned intends to extinguish any and all liability and to indemnify against any loss on the part of City of Aspen, ACRA and/or any other sponsors of the parade, their officers, directors, agents, shareholders, employees, and anyone else directly or indirectly connected with production of the parade for any injury or damage of any nature (without regard to negligence or fault) to the undersigned and to all persons who the undersigned invites or allows to participate in the parade.

                                      The undersigned warrants and represents that it will not invite or allow any person to participate in the parade unless such person is bound to the terms of this RELEASE. To that end, the undersigned agrees that it shall take any steps necessary to secure agreement of such persons to the terms of this RELEASE, and that it shall be deemed a responsible person within the meaning of C.R.S. § 13-22-107 and § 19-1103(94) for all children who the undersigned invites or allows to participate in the parade.


   I am the official representative of the undersigned organization. On behalf of the organization, I acknowledge our responsibilities as set forth above. I also accept on behalf of the organization all of the terms and conditions of this



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