Natura Obscura, an immersive arts experience featuring more than 30 Colorado-based artists and creatives opened at the Museum of Outdoor Arts’ Indoor Museum (MOA) Jan. 11 and was scheduled to close April 28. Due to popular demand, Natura Obscura has been extended through Sept. 29.
The installation, open to all ages, begs the question, “What’s your nature?” inviting the public to step into a self-guided exploration through a surrealist, dreamlike forest that combines art, sculpture, augmented reality and digital technologies.
MOA and Prismajic designed and produced the installation, collaborating with well-known Colorado artists and 10 intern emerging artists from MOA’s Design and Build education program. Natura Obscura features installations by local artists Chris Bagley, Nicole Banowetz, Tiffany Matheson, Travis Powell, Scott Soffa and Ian Wagner. In addition, Grammy award-winning recording engineer, Mickey Houlihan, along with MOA, produced a custom cloud chamber environment in MOA’s Sound Gallery as part of the immersive experience.
“Since opening Natura Obscura, we have seen thousands of new patrons walk through our doors,” said Cynthia Madden Leitner, MOA president. “After so much positive feedback and sold out dates, we decided to extend the exhibition so that we can continue to reach more visitors and fulfill demand.”
The experience will be closed April 29 through May 2 for maintenance and will resume normal hours beginning May 3. It is open Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets are honored until one hour before the closing time to provide enough time to experience the installation.
Tickets range in price from $10 to $20 based on day of the week and time of purchase. To purchase online tickets, please visit www.naturaobscura.org. Free SCFD days will take place on the first Tuesday of June and August. Tickets still need to be reserved in advance via the ticketing website for SCFD Free days due to capacity restrictions. Contact MOA (303-806-0444) if you are interested in a school or group tour of the exhibition.
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