May 1 - August 4th, 2018 (Indoor Gallery)
MOA's Indoor Galleries
About the Exhibition
On Saturday, April 28, with a ticketed opening reception, MOA (Museum of Outdoor Arts) will launch “Robert Rauschenberg,” an exhibition of more than 50 original artworks from private collections that span from 1980 to 2008. The exhibition, which is focused on collaborations for which the American Art Master was known, opens to the public on May 1 and runs through August 4.
The April 28 sneak-peek ticketed preview event, “A Night of Rauschenberg” takes place from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at MOA (1000 Englewood Pkwy., Englewood, CO 80110), with a VIP champagne reception from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. and general admission from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. The VIP ticket includes a chance to meet the collectors, an exclusive advanced preview of the exhibition, a complimentary champagne bar and hors d’oeuvres. All guests will enjoy complimentary cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, culinary stations, a dessert bar and live music entertainment.
Tickets to the event cost $100 for VIP and $50 for general admission and must be purchased in advance at moaonline.org. Tickets are limited, and the event is expected to sell out. Proceeds from the event support MOA’s Design and Build program for emerging artists.
Beginning on May 1, the exhibition is open Tuesdays through Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Fridays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission price is $10. Tickets may be purchased online at moaonline.org or in person. Online ticket sales will begin April 23. Free SCFD days will take place May 19, June 16 and July 21. Group and school tours are available; contact MOA directly for more information.
“It’s an honor to host the largest public exhibition of Rauschenberg works ever to be shown in Colorado. Since Rauschenberg was known for his collaboration with other artists, this exhibition is a natural fit for MOA,” said MOA president, Cynthia Madden Leitner. “We deliver on our mission of ‘making art a part of everyday life’ by encouraging collaboration among artists. Our Design and Build program, for example, relies on teamwork among professional artists in residence, students and young artists to produce original, site-specific art works for our gallery and public spaces in the Denver metro area."
More about the Artist: Robert Rauschenberg Born Milton Ernest Rauschenberg in Port Arthur, Texas in 1925, Robert Rauschenberg is an American Art Master whose works are well known worldwide. Rauschenberg worked in a variety of mediums, including painting, graphics, sculpture, performance, photography, printmaking and papermaking. In the early 1950s, he began to merge sculpture and painting by combining ordinary, everyday objects into his paintings. This resulted in his “combine” style, for which he is well known. Rauschenberg’s artworks and experimental style informed the Pop Art movement that followed in mid to late 1950s. Rauschenberg maintained studios in New York City and Captiva Island, Florida. It is in Captiva, FL that MOA’s founders met “Bob” as a neighbor and became friends and collectors. Rauschenberg was a prolific artist and left the world with thousands of artworks he created throughout his career. He passed in 2008, but his art lives on.
About MOA (Museum of Outdoor Arts) Founded in 1981, MOA (Museum of Outdoor Arts) is a nonprofit arts organization dedicated to making the visual and performing arts accessible to everyone by implementing its mission of “Making Art a Part of Everyday Life.” MOA owns and operates Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre in collaboration with its tenant AEG Presents and features more than 150 pieces in its outdoor collection. Additionally, MOA is home to art studios and indoor galleries hosting several exhibitions per year, an artist in residence program and its signature education program, Design and Build, an annual opportunity for young artists, students and creative minds to work with professional artists on collaborative art projects. MOA receives partial funding from the City of Englewood, and the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD) of Arapahoe County. The Museum is located at 1000 Englewood Parkway, Suite 2-230, Englewood, CO 80110. For more information on MOA, visit the website or follow the organization on Facebook, Instagram (@OutdoorArts) or Twitter (@OutdoorArts).
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This exhibition is generously supported by the City of Englewood and Scientific and Cultural Facilities District.