Bequest of Artwork

Herbert Bayer sculpture The iconic sculpture adjacent to the Buddy Rogers Box office is Herbert Bayer's untitled painted steel sculpture from 1958. Bayer (1900 - 1985) was an Austrian graphic designer, painter, photographer and architect, who started his career as an apprentice under the artist Georg Schmidthammer in Linz. Bayer studied for four years at the Bauhaus and was later appointed director of printing and advertising. Bayer developed a crisp visual style and adopted use of all-lowercase, sans serif typefaces for most Bauhaus publications. In 1946 he relocated to Aspen, Colorado where he co-designed the Aspen Institute and restored the Wheeler Opera House. During this period he produced promotional posters that identified skiing with wit, excitement, and glamour and later gave the Denver Art Museum a collection of around 8,000 of his works. In 1959, he designed a "fonetik alfabet" for English. It was sans-serif and without capital letters. Bayer's works appear in prominent public and private collections including the MIT List Visual Arts Center. This newly installed sculpture is a gift from the estate of Hortense G. Singer.You also may want to make it easy and convenient to have a bequest included in your will. The language below shows how a bequest can very easily be included in your will.

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Example bequest language - Please feel free to change the numbers or percentages as you desire.

1. Bequest of cash
"I bequeath the sum of $10,000 to Palm Springs Art Museum of Palm Springs, CA."

2. Bequest of a percent of the estate
"I devise and bequeath 20% of the remainder and residue of property owned at my death, whether real or personal, and wherever located to Palm Springs Art Museum, Palm Springs, CA."

3. Contingent Bequest
"If my brother John Doe survives me, I devise and bequeath 20% of the remainder and residue of property owned at my death, whether real or personal, and wherever located to John Doe. If John Doe does not survive me, then I devise and bequeath 20% of my residuary estate, whether real or personal property and wherever located to Palm Springs Art Museum, Palm Springs, CA."