Alan Bean: Painting Apollo, First Artist on Another World

July 16, 2009 – January 13, 2010

National Air and Space Museum
Independence Avenue and 6th Street, SW
Washington, DC

Flight and the Arts, Gallery 211, 2nd Floor, East Wing Floor Plan

On view are approximately 40 original paintings and drawings of the moon's landscape, fellow Apollo moonwalkers, and views of Earth from space by Apollo 12 astronaut Alan Bean, the fourth astronaut and only artist to walk on the lunar surface November 19, 1969. His works enable viewers to experience a world 238,000 miles away as seen first hand through his eyes. Also on view are artifacts from the museum's collection similar to the lunar equipment depicted in the paintings.

Organized to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the first Apollo Moon Landing on July 20, 1969.