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Keep an open mind

Dear Editor:

In March 1992, I visited Aspen for the first time on a ski vacation. I moved to the area in December 1992. Most of my free time is spent skiing or biking. My wife and I live in an employee housing apartment at Obermeyer Place. I support the new Aspen Art Museum building.

The museum is free. The new museum will be free. The AAM provides art instruction to the schools (public and private) between Aspen and Rifle. The new museum will have classrooms for learning about art as well as meeting rooms that the public could use. There will be a rooftop sculpture garden that will provide a 360-degree view of the valley from the center of Aspen.

The vote on May 5 is to give permission to the City Council to negotiate a price for the property. This vote is just one step in the process to get the new museum built. There has been many public meetings dealing with this project, and there will be many more in the process.

The new museum will be a green building. It is completely funded with private money (no tax dollars will be used).

Please keep an open mind. Do not take my opinion or anyone else writing letters in the paper. Visit the current museum and see the models on display. Inform yourself by asking questions.

Jim Klein

Aspen


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