Artists and NASA

Tuesday, December 6 at 7 p.m.


Since the dawn of space exploration, many artists—Healy and Cordeiro among them—have been inspired by the quest for the unknown. Many people are unaware that NASA maintains an active and growing collection of space-inspired work, including pieces by Annie Leibovitz, Norman Rockwell, and William Wegman. In this program, Bertram Ulrich, NASA Art Program Curator, and James Dean, NASA Art Program Founding Director, speak about the collection and the connections between art and space. Conductor Emil de Cou joins the program to discuss his innovative music collaborations with NASA.

Homepage image credit: Chakaia Booker: "Columbia Tribute", 2006, rubber, wiring, nails, woods, and pieces of a space shuttle tire.

Online registration for this program is now closed. Tickets will still be available at the door.



Artist: Kahn and Selesnick
“Mars Surface Glider”

 Image Credit: Mitchell Jamieson, First Steps, acrylic, gauze, and paper on canvas, 1963.

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