Rauschenberg: Reflections and Ruminations
Museum of Outdoor Arts
February 24 - June 13, 2020
- Ticketed Preview Opening Reception "A Night of Rauschenberg": Saturday February 22 from 6-9pm
Robert Rauschenberg - Visual Autobiography - 1968
The Museum of Outdoor Arts' Rauschenberg: Reflections and Ruminations, showcasing Robert Rauschenberg’s original works spanning from 1962 to 2008, opens to the public on Monday February 24th, 2020.
With major loans from private and institutional collections, including the renowned print studio, Universal Limited Art Editions (U.L.A.E.), the exhibition features more than 50 original artworks by the American Master, making this the largest collection of Rauschenberg’s artworks ever displayed in Colorado.
The exhibition and accompanying catalog (available for $15) explore Rauschenberg’s distinctive process, including reproduction, multiplication and reprocessing of images and objects to revisit the experiences of his full life. It contains a wide variety of prints, along with larger pieces, including examples of his famous “Combines,” that bring together elements of painting, printing, photography and sculpture. Rauschenberg remains widely known for a generous style of artmaking, which invited both local and global collaboration.
“It’s an honor to host the largest public exhibition of Rauschenberg works ever to be shown in Colorado. Rauschenberg was reputed for his working style of producing art with all types of artists from every discipline,” said MOA president, Cynthia Madden Leitner. “For the past 28 years, MOA’s Design and Build program has continued to model his example of collaboration. The program was built upon the criteria of intern groups - with an array of talents - that are charged with creating thematic exhibitions, public space environments, and performance production, together.”
“It’s been very exciting to organize this exhibition. MOA has given us a fantastic platform to explore the career of a truly important artist,” said Dan Jacobs, exhibition curator and principal of Dan Jacobs Associates.
Beginning February 24, the exhibition is open Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission price is $10. Tickets may be purchased online at moaonline.org beginning January 19 or in person once the exhibition is open. Tickets will be timed on the hour, and admission is valid anytime within the hour of the time slot. Free SCFD days will take place April 21 and May 19. Visitors should reserve tickets online to guarantee admission.
More about the Artist: Robert Rauschenberg
Born Milton Ernest Rauschenberg in Port Arthur, Texas in 1925, Robert Rauschenberg is considered an American Art Master, 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 (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 permanent 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).
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