Stan Stokes, Ascent of Atlantis , oil on canvas, n.d., 40 1/2″ x 50 3/4″ in, Collection of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).
Out of this World: The Art and Artists of NASA
June 25, 2016 – September 25, 2016
“Out of this World: The Art and Artists of NASA,” opening June 25 in the Museum’s Holmes Gallery, will feature seventy-one works of art from the collection of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), housed at Kennedy Space Center. Since the NASA Art Program was founded in 1962, the agency has commissioned and collected hundreds of works of art to represent the agency’s primary mission: “to reach for new heights and reveal the unknown so that what we do and learn will benefit all humankind.” NASA’s hope was and is that these high-quality works of art would make their highly technical and complex scientific mission more accessible to the public. These paintings and photographs have the power to shape viewers’ perceptions concerning space exploration, and motivate them to find meaning in the region where art and science find common ground. The exhibition will continue through September 25, 2016.
OUT OF THIS WORLD: The Art and Artists of NASA
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OUT OF THIS WORLD: Questions and Answers.
OUT OF THIS WORLD: SPACE SATURDAYS!
Join us for these free guest presentations by the Kennedy Space Center on the following Free Admission Saturdays
during the exhibition OUT OF THIS WORLD: The Art and Artists of NASA.