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Art museum moves concert indoors

Posted April 25, 2010 12:26 p.m. EDT
Updated April 25, 2010 3:10 p.m. EDT

Visitors to the North Carolina Museum of Art are doubled up by a reflecting pool.

— The North Carolina Museum of Art has moved an outdoor concert celebrating the opening of its new building indoors.

The concert by the UNC School of the Arts Symphony Orchestra will take place at 3 p.m. in the old East building's auditorium. The concert had been scheduled for the outdoor amphitheater.

Spokeswoman Alesia DiCosola said the concert was moved due to the possibility of inclement weather.

Get more information about the museum's Grand Opening Festival.

The concert wraps up a weekend-long festival to celebrate the opening of the museum's new 127,000-square-foot West building, which houses the museum's permanent collection and more than 200 new works, including 29 sculptures by Auguste Rodin.

The concert is free, and tickets are not required.

The museum is open until 5 p.m. Sunday. It is closed Monday and opens on its regular schedule Tuesday.