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Building Outside the Box


It’s time for the public to officially meet BOB. “Bob” stands for “Building Outside the Box,” in reference to the Frederic C. Hamilton building, otherwise known as that gravity-defying trapezoidal cluster of construction that will blossom into the expansion of the Denver Art Museum next fall as a geometric feat of architecture.

Saturday’s Building Outside the Box celebration is a free all-day event that include tours of the complex expansion project and a special exhibition. The focus is on celebrating architechture, particularly the people who are helping make the Daniel Libeskind-designed building a reality. It’s a huge project for the art museum, and will be an international architechtural landmark for Denver. The design is truly amazing – like massive titanium crystals jutting out of 13th Street – and plenty of looky-loos are dying to get a first peek inside the progress.


It’s a free family event from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. And admission to the Denver Art Museum’s ongoing exhibits is free every Saturday, so this would be an ideal weekend to brush up on the arts.

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