Best Art News for the Suburbs Denver 2002 - Museum of Outdoor Arts
Last year, the powers that be in Englewood took stock of their town, and they didn't like what they saw. Possibly for the first time, the complete lack of cultural amenities seemed to matter -- so city leaders began casting about for something they could do to change the situation. At the same time, the Museum of Outdoor Arts, facing a substantial rent increase at its Greenwood Village facility, was looking for a new home. It was a match made in heaven. Englewood gave the museum free rent for twenty years in spacious offices on the second floor of its civic building -- a rehabbed department store that also houses the library and the municipal courts -- along with use of the many public spaces in and around Englewood's CityCenter, the development that is replacing the old Cinderella City shopping center. The new project has a long way to go, but the MOA's collection will surely help.