Museum of Outdoor Arts (MOA) and Arts Brookfield Denver Explore Student Art at CU Denver College of Arts & Media

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MOA is a forerunner in the placement of site-specific sculpture in Colorado. Their art collection is located within various public locations throughout the Denver metro area. From commercial office parks to botanic gardens, city parks and traditional sculpture gardens; art is placed to interpret space as “a museum without walls.” Foremost, MOA believes in ‘making art a part of everyday life.’

MOA is headquartered at the Englewood Civic Center in the heart of Englewood. MOA also offers INDOOR galleries, studios and special events and programs.

Arts Brookfield invigorates public spaces through the presentation of free cultural experiences in Brookfield’s premier buildings around the world. By commissioning, producing, and presenting world-class works of art, Arts Brookfield supports creativity and innovation in the fields of music, dance, theater, film, and visual art.

Americans for the Arts named Brookfield one of the ten Best Businesses Partnering with the Arts in America in 2014.

The Sculpture Program at the College of Arts & Media provides an uncompromising level of university-level undergraduate instruction (Bachelor of Fine Arts and Bachelor of Arts degrees) in the theory and practise creating three dimensional art.

The Sculpture Program offers:
Curricula that inspires exploration in a variety of mediums – wood fabrication, plaster and wood carving, metal fabrication and casting/mold making
Study Abroad programs where students experiment, collaboarate, react and immerse themselves into culture and countryside
Dedicated faculty who are practicing artists
Vigorous Visiting Artist program
Exhibition venues
Facilities that make it possible for students to produce a body of high-quality and diverse work.

Three student teams made presentations in an adjuducated/juried session to select a work to be installed at Republic Plaza.

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Laurence Kaptain

About Laurence Kaptain

The College of Arts & Media at CU Denver We envision a world made smaller, and more fully human, by the artist’s interpretation of the human experience. Our students come to us with passion for artistic expression. Our goal is to send them out into the world confident of purpose, ready to succeed. Mission Our mission is to effect change by preparing students to successfully pursue their passions. Our students acquire the skills they need to excel in an academically rigorous, experiential learning environment energized by creative exchange, real-world experience and diversity of voice. Laurence Kaptain, Dean of the College of Arts and Media at the University of Colorado Denver, brings 16 years of higher education leadership experience at leading public and private universities to his new assignment. As a recording artist he can be heard on a Grammy-winning recording (2001) with New York's Orpheus Chamber Ensemble, as well as numerous recordings with the Chicago Symphony (Solti, Boulez, Jarvi), St. Louis Symphony (Slatkin), St. Paul Chamber Orchestra (Wolf) and LaScala Opera (Reynolds). He is currently a Fellow in the Royal Society of the Arts, a member of the National Advisory Board of the Strategic National Arts Alumni Project (SNAAP), a member of the Board of Directors of the Denver School for the Arts Foundation, Dr. Kaptain served as the Director of Creative Initiatives in the Department of Research and Economic Development and Paula Manship Professor of Music, and prior to that, Dean of the College of Music and Dramatic Arts and Penniman Family Professor of Music at Louisiana State University from 2009-14. Prior to assuming this post at LSU, he was Dean of Shenandoah Conservatory near Washington, DC, Director of the heralded Schwob School of Music in Georgia, and Vice-Provost for Faculty Programs and Academic Quality at UMKC. He received the first doctorate in percussion instruments at the University of Michigan, where he was a Fulbright Scholar to Mexico and received the prestigious Rackham Graduate School Pre-Doctoral Fellowship.