Art commissioned by the NASA Art Program communicates the accomplishments, setbacks, and sheer excitement of space exploration over the past five decades.

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NASA / ART: 50 Years of Exploration

NASA / ART: 50 Years of Exploration

May 28, 2011 – October 10, 2011

Museum: Air and Space Museum

Sponsor: SITES

Location: Flight in the Arts, Gallery 211, 2nd Floor, East Wing

Commissioned by the NASA Art Program, 72 works ranging from the illustrative to the abstract communicate the accomplishments, setbacks, and sheer excitement of space exploration over the past five decades. The selected works span the entire history of NASA and include paintings, drawings, photographs, sculptures, and works in other media by such artists as Annie Leibovitz, Nam June Paik, Robert Rauschenberg, Norman Rockwell, Andy Warhol, William Wegman, and Jamie Wyeth.

Organized by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service and NASA in cooperation with the National Air and Space Museum.