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Lynda and Stewart Resnick Donate $10 Million for Establishment of Resnick Center for Herbert Bayer Studies on Aspen Institute Campus

Contact: Jon Purves
Senior Media Relations Manager
The Aspen Institute
[email protected] | 202-736-2111


Lynda and Stewart Resnick Donate $10 Million for Establishment of Resnick Center for Herbert Bayer Studies on Aspen Institute Campus
 Transformational Gift Aims to Preserve Legacy of Herbert Bayer

Aspen, CO, August 3, 2019 – The Aspen Institute announced today a significant donation by Lynda and Stewart Resnick for the creation of a new center on the Aspen Institute campus in Aspen, Colorado dedicated to the work of Herbert Bayer. The new Resnick Center for Herbert Bayer Studies will allow the Institute to preserve and honor the art of Bayer, who designed the Institute’s historic campus and whose prolific work represents the fullest expression of the Bauhaus movement in America. This gift is especially timely as the Aspen Institute and the town of Aspen have been heavily involved in the global celebration of the 100thanniversary of the Bauhaus movement.

As a result of this gift, the Aspen Institute will be able to showcase and exhibit its Bayer works, grow its collection, borrow from major cultural institutions, and create new exhibitions that will educate the public about Bayer’s remarkable legacy.

“The impact of art and design in society has been a source of inspiration for Stewart and me throughout our lives,” said Lynda Resnick, vice chair and co-owner of The Wonderful Company. “As longtime Aspen residents, we have had the opportunity to experience and admire the vision of the great Bauhaus master Herbert Bayer through the work he created in this community.  We are gratified to support the Institute in providing a resource for future generations to appreciate the influence that Bauhaus had on Bayer and consequently on the town of Aspen and the campus of the Aspen Institute, Bayer’s greatest work of art.”

The new center will enhance the programming of the Aspen Institute in significant ways. With an emphasis on the integration of form and function, Bayer’s work is remarkably relevant to the processes of innovative thinking and problem solving that are central to the Aspen Institute today. Campus visitors and members of the Aspen community will be able to visit the Resnick Center for Herbert Bayer Studies to learn the principles of design and creativity, and apply those principles to their work—whether in art, entrepreneurship, or social improvement.

“There is extraordinary value to Lynda and Stewart Resnick’s investment in the creation of a new Bayer Center on the Aspen Institute campus—a gathering place for local residents, thought leaders, and speakers from around the world,” said Dan Porterfield, president and CEO of the Aspen Institute. “Bayer’s unique creative vision allowed him to capture complex phenomena in their core, simplified elements. Inspiring such vision in others is the mission of the Aspen Institute. By demonstrating the ways in which Bayer’s art and architecture contributed profoundly to the development of both the Aspen Institute and Aspen, Colorado, this new center will bring the Institute and the community into even greater relationship, which is one of our highest priorities.”

Projected for completion in the Summer 2022, the new center will be architecturally aligned with the rest of the grounds to give visitors an immersive experience and bring to fruition Bayer’s vision of the campus as a total work of art.

Editor's Note: Images of the Aspen Meadows campus are available here. Please contact Jon Purves: [email protected] if you would like hi-res versions for use in press coverage. 


About Lynda and Stewart Resnick

Lynda and Stewart Resnick are co-owners of The Wonderful Company, a privately held $4.6 billion global company dedicated to harvesting health and happiness around the world through its iconic consumer brands, which include Wonderful Pistachios®, Wonderful® Halos®, POM Wonderful®, FIJI® Water, JUSTIN® Wine, and Teleflora®.  The Resnicks have a long-standing commitment to giving back.  Their philanthropy includes historic gifts to local institutions including UCLA, LACMA, and Caltech, and a transformational effort in California’s Central Valley where they support paradigm-changing work in community engagement, health and wellness, and education.

The Aspen Institute

The Aspen Institute is a people-serving nonpartisan organization that works with partners across the United States and around the world to build a free, just, and equitable society. For nearly 70 years, the Institute has worked to advance a mission to cultivate aspirational, values-based leaders; convene diverse thinkers and doers around critical questions and issues; elevate compelling ideas and works of art, literature, and culture; and nurture a strong civil society, accountable institutions, and effective problem-solving. It is based in Washington, DC with campuses and offices in Aspen, Colorado (its original home), New York City, and Wye River in Maryland.

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4th of July Parade Waiver

IMPORTANT PARADE INFORMATION

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  

PARADE REMINDERS:  

  • Consumption of alcohol is prohibited during the parade.
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  • 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”).

INSURANCE LIABILITY AGREEMENT

                                    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.

WAIVER AND INDEMNITY AGREEMENT

                                         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.

SUBMISSION OF APPLICATION

   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

INSURANCE LIABILITY AGREEMENT and WAIVER AND INDEMNITY AGREEMENT.

 

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