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Art museum moves concert indoors

More than 9,000 people got a first look at the 127,000-square-foot West building at the North Carolina Museum of Art Saturday and the reviews were glowing.

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RALEIGH, N.C. — 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.

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.

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