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Gazette Premium Content Aspen Art Museum to open with a big bang

Associated Press Published: August 2, 2014

ASPEN — The new Aspen Art Museum is set to open with a big bang.

An explosives artist will set off two fireworks that will create what looks like a lightning bolt above Aspen Mountain on Saturday afternoon. The Aspen Times (http://bit.ly/1uQblVb) reports that the fireworks will coincide with the ribbon cutting for the museum's new downtown building. There will also be a private opening for members.

The building was designed by the Japanese architect Shigeru Ban (Sha-GAY'-roo BAHN') and includes his trademark cardboard tubes, which he has used to help build buildings in disaster areas.

The general public won't be allowed inside until a free 24-hour celebration starting Aug. 9.

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Information from: The Aspen Times, http://www.aspentimes.com/

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