Close Proximity: A Retrospective of Sculpture by Neil Goodman

Museum of Outdoor Arts

September 15 - November 17, 2018

  • Opening reception: Saturday, September 15, 6-9pm with the artist in attendance
  • Artist Discussion: Wednesday, November 7, 6:30-8pm
  • Secondary Location: Westlands Park at 5701 S. Quebec St., Greenwood Village; Three monumental sculptures will be installed as a supplement to the indoor gallery exhibition
On September 15, 2018 MOA will debut Close Proximity: A Retrospective of Sculpture by Neil Goodman. The exhibition will open with a reception from 6 PM to 9 PM on Saturday, September 15 at MOA's indoor gallery on the Second Floor of the Englewood Civic Center at 1000 Englewood Parkway, Englewood, CO. The event will feature hors d'oeuvres, libations and live music. The opening reception is free and open to the public and the artist will be in attendance. 

This exhibition will feature bronze sculpture spanning four decades of artist Neil Goodman's work. Goodman is widely known in the Chicago, IL and Gary, IN regions of the US and his work is featured in numerous museums, private, and public collections. As a founding member of the fine arts department at Indiana University Northwest, Goodman recently retired as Emeritus Professor of Fine Arts in 2017 after nearly 40 years of teaching. Presently, Goodman divides his time between studios in Chicago and the Central Coast of California.

Over the course of his career Goodman has had more than forty solo exhibitions of his sculpture throughout the country in both museums and galleries. He has lectured both nationally and internationally, and his work has been written about and reviewed in numerous catalogs and periodicals including Art Forum, Art in America, Art News, and Sculpture Magazine.

"This exhibition takes us back to our roots as a sculpture museum," said MOA President and Executive Director, Cynthia Madden Leitner. "The breadth of work that we will be presenting in this intimate exhibition will allow our patrons to have a deeper connection with both the artist and bronze as a material."

In addition to the indoor exhibition, MOA has partnered with the City of Greenwood Village to install three of Goodman's monumental scale fiberglass sculptures at Westlands Park in Greenwood Village. The outdoor works will be on view through August of 2019. This exhibition is supported in part by the City of Englewood, Greenwood Village, and the SCFD.

Museum of Outdoor Arts
1000 Englewood Parkway
Englewood, CO 80110
Tue-Thu: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm