The AAM continues to fundraise towards a $50 million overall capital and endowment campaign goal, with 100 percent of the endowment goal of $20 million fully secured, and over $27 million of a $30 million new building project budget goal currently pledged…The new museum is designed by internationally renowned architect Shigeru Ban. Local architects of record are Basalt’s Cottle, Carr & Yaw Architects.

Aspen Real Estate – Inching closer to the construction of the 30,000-square-foot Aspen Art Museum, a general contractor has been selected for the job. Turner Construction Co. will build the new museum, in partnership with local contractor Summit Construction, museum officials announced Wednesday. Construction commences in early 2012, with a targeted completion date in late 2013. The grand opening is expected in early 2014. Turner Construction has completed over 150 museum projects worth over $2 billion around the globe. Notable projects include the Art Institute of Chicago’s modern wing and Nicholas Bridgeway; the future home of the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York’s meat packing district; The Museum of Modern Art’s expansion project; New York’s Lincoln Center 65th Street expansion and renovation of the Julliard School of Music, Alice Tully Hall and Frederick P. Rose Hall.
By Staff, Dec. 22, 11 ADN

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Credit: Aspenartmuseum.org – With ever-expanding traveling exhibitions attracting over 35,000 yearly visitors from around the globe, the Aspen Art Museum (AAM) has outgrown their cozy 9,000 square foot facility that has been their home since the museum was established in 1979. Japanese architect Shigeru Ban has been commissioned to design the new museum, being the first museum he has constructed in the U.S.