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THE ASPEN TIMES— The Aspen Art Museum will host a groundbreaking ceremony for its new location at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 16, the nonprofit’s board of trustees announced late Tuesday.

Construction of the 30,000-square-foot Shigeru Ban-designed art museum will begin early next year. So far, the art museum has raised $45.7 in capital campaign funds for the project, according to a news release.

The Aspen Art Museum’s current location is 590 N. Mill St., near the banks of the Roaring Fork River. Its new location will put it in the heart of downtown Aspen, at the corner of South Spring Street and East Hyman Avenue.  …read more

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