Shigeru Ban’s Aspen Art Museum – Triple the Space and Right in Town

Next Saturday at 5 p.m., after a week of member previews, the 35-year-old Aspen Art Museum in Colorado will open the doors of its new building to the public
Shigeru Ban's Aspen Art Museum - Triple the Space and Right in Town

The Aspen Art Museum’s new building, designed by Shigeru Ban.

Next Saturday at 5 p.m., after a week of member previews, the 35-year-old Aspen Art Museum in Colorado will open the doors of its new building to the public and then keep them open for a 24-hour celebration.

There is much to celebrate. The four-story building is the first American museum designed by the innovative Japanese architect Shigeru Ban.

Sheathed on two sides with a distinctive woven-wood screen, it has triple the exhibition space of the museum’s first home. And it sits in the center of town, which the previous building, a converted power station, did not.

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