Aspen Gets a New Museum and a New Ballet


The Aspen Institute announced a new museum will be erected to house and celebrate the work of artist Herbert Bayer who lived in Aspen from 1946 to 1975 and among many other projects, designed the Institute Campus, the music tent, and the original Sundeck. (Watch this short video on the history here). 

Audiences are in for a surprise this summer when ASFB premieres its first-ever evening-length ballet: long-time collaborator Nicolo Fonte’s Beautiful Decay. Featuring an original set design by Tony Award-winner Mimi Lien, and the timeless music of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons and Max Richter’s reinterpretation of the same, this haunting work juxtaposes daring athleticism against the reality of aging.