The Museum Of Outdoor Arts

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John Madden and his daughter, Cynthia Madden Leitner founded the Museum of Outdoor Arts (MOA) in 1981. When the museum first opened, there were nineteen art acquisitions on display, all public outdoor sculptures, establishing the mission statement of “making art a part of everyday life.” The first building the MOA offices resided in was Orchard Falls in Greenwood Village; since then, the museum moved four or five times within the Arapahoe county. Currently, the Museum of Outdoor Arts occupies a space in the Englewood Civic Center on the second floor across from the courts. In 2000, MOA moved from Greenwood Village to Englewood, incorporating indoor galleries, offices, and a workshop studio into the new location. Five to six staff members run the museum, hiring interns and independent contractors as needed. A board of trustees and an advisory committee guide the policies of the museum and make legal decisions. The board of trustees has four members consisting of the President of the Board, the Vice President, the Treasurer, and the Secretary, while the advisory committee has eight members.
The museum curates and manages over 200 art pieces within its collection. The museum acquires at least one new art piece a year to exhibit in one of the public locations the museum manages. Marjorie Park in Greenwood Village and the Englewood Civic Center Sculpture Garden are the two main sites for MOA to exhibit acquisitions and large pieces from the collection. Marjorie Park, formally…

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