Much needed perspective
September 13, 2010
Dean Sobel, who came to Aspen in 2000 as director of the Aspen Art Museum, wrote a history of the museum to celebrate the observance of its 25th anniversary, called “ONE HOUR AHEAD: The Avant-Garde in Aspen 1945-2004.”
This book is available at the library and at the Art Museum, and I am sure that many people who were here then and participated in rebuilding the historic power plant into the Aspen Center for the Visual Arts have copies of this book. To look through this book is to understand what we were trying to provide for Aspen and the Roaring Fork Valley and how we tried to accomplish this end by using an existing building with continuity to bring it into a modern context and to give it historic value as well as value to our community.