For Immediate Release
Tim Vacca
MOA Director of Programs
MOA to Reopen Robert Rauschenberg
Exhibition on June 1st after
COVID-19 Closure.
Extends Exhibition to March 20, 2021.
The Museum of Outdoor Arts opened the Robert Rauschenberg exhibition on February 24th.

DENVER (May 22, 2020) – On June 1, 2020 MOA will reopen its indoor galleries to the public after closure due to COVID-19. Currently featured is Rauschenberg: Reflections and Ruminations, featuring original artworks by one of the most influential American artists of the 20th Century, Robert Rauschenberg.

The exhibition originally opened February 24th and was slated to close June 13th. After the COVID-19 pandemic forced closures world-wide, MOA staff worked with exhibition lenders to extend the exhibition. A majority of the artworks will now stay on view through March 20, 2021.

To accommodate for new social-distancing guidelines, MOA will implement the following in accordance with the City of Englewood directives:
-Accommodate no more than 10 patrons in the gallery space at a time. Hourly time slot tickets must be reserved online in advance to accommodate restricted guest attendance numbers.
-Require patrons to wear a mask when entering the Civic Center and maintain a minimum of 6-feet from others.
-Routinely sanitize all public areas of the museum.
-Implement the use of a registration ticket office to protect patrons and employees from close contact.
MOA asks any individual who feels ill to not visit and will honor full refunds / exchanges to those experiencing symptoms.

“After nearly five years in the making and considered to be one of the most significant exhibitions in MOA history, we were devastated to have to close this exhibition only a few weeks after opening," said Cynthia Madden Leitner, MOA president. “We are so glad to be able to reopen and extend the exhibition through March 20, 2021. This will allow ample time for many people to safely see the exhibition in a very intimate setting.”

The exhibition will be open Monday - Thursday, 10am - 6pm and Friday - Saturday, 10am - 5pm. Patrons can reserve timed tickets at Admission is $10. Children 5 and under FREE (tickets are still required for children to account for proper attendance admission during distancing). MOA will also offer additional SCFD Free days on July 7th, September 1st, November 3rd, January 5th and March 2nd (tickets are still required to be reserved in advance).

Small group tours of no more than 6 persons may be scheduled in advance by contacting MOA at (303) 806-0444 or [email protected].

In addition to the Robert Rauschenberg exhibition, MOA offers free self-guided and guided walking tours of its vast outdoor sculpture collection, placed in public spaces within its Englewood and Greenwood Village locations. Marjorie Park, MOA's sculpture park located at Fiddler's Green in Greenwood Village is nearing competition after a major renovation and is expected to reopen in late summer. For virtual activities during COVID-19, please visit

For a media kit, including images, visit To engage on social media about the exhibition, use the hashtag #RauschenbergMOA
More about the Artist: Robert Rauschenberg
Born Milton Ernest Rauschenberg in Port Arthur, Texas in 1925, Robert Rauschenberg is considered to be one of the most influential American artists of the 20th century, and his 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 that he is well known for. Rauschenberg’s artworks and experimental style informed the Pop Art movement that followed in mid to late 1950s. He achieved international fame after winning the Venice Biennale in 1964. Rauschenberg maintained studios in New York City and Captiva Island, Florida. It is in Captiva 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 that he created throughout his career. He passed in 2008 but his art lives on.

About MOA
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. For more information on MOA, visit or follow the organization on  FacebookTwitter or  Instagram

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