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    The first exhibition on the rooftop of the new Aspen Art Museum, Cai Guo-Qiang’s installation “Moving Ghost Town” sparked controversy among Aspenites and animal-rights activists concerned about the well-being of tortoises with iPads attached to their shells. The tortoises were removed after a few weeks because of a streak of cool, wet weather.
    Tortoise Controversy

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Dick Carter, Laura Thorne, and Jules Augur, “The Aspen Art Museum: Misconceptions and History,” Aspen Times, July 25, 2014.

Kyle MacMillan, “Museum Aims for a Showpiece,” Denver Post, June 3, 2008.

Kyle MacMillan, “New Home Planned for Aspen Art Museum,” Denver Post, August 29, 2010.

Ray Mark Rinaldi, “How Heidi Zuckerman Jacobson Turned Aspen’s Art Scene International,” Denver Post, August 10, 2014.

Ray Mark Rinaldi, “The New Aspen Art Museum: Big Money Meets Big Art,” Denver Post, August 3, 2014.

Dean Sobel, One Hour Ahead: The Avant-Garde in Aspen, 1945–2004 (Aspen, CO: Aspen Art Museum, 2004).

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