“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.
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.