Founded in 1981, MOA is a forerunner in the placement of site-specific sculpture in Colorado. MOA’s art collection is located within various public locations throughout the Denver metro area. From commercial office parks to botanic gardens, city parks and traditional sculpture gardens; art is placed to interpret space as “a museum without walls.” Foremost, MOA believes in ‘making art a part of everyday life.’
In 2000, MOA moved its headquarters and opened its indoor galleries at the Englewood Civic Center, which enhanced the amount of programming MOA was able to provide the community. The museum is not just outdoors! MOA holds ever- changing exhibits, integrated arts performances and special events designed to highlight the dynamic redevelopment of City Center Englewood and its commitment to visual and performing arts as an indispensable part of community life.
Greenwood Plaza in Greenwood Village continues to be a prime showcase for the Museum’s collection. Also located in Greenwood Plaza is MOA’s Marjorie Park (unstaffed location), which is a large sculpture park that is currently closed for park renovations, but typically open to the public and acts as ingress and egress to Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre. The amphitheatre is also owned by MOA and is operated through a partnership with AEG Presents.
When the Museum of Outdoor Arts opened to the public in 1981 there were 19 art acquisitions on display. Currently, the pieces in the collection number over 200 (indoor and outdoor pieces combined). The outdoor collection is always free to view.
Learn more at www.moaonline.org