Generous Friends: Building an Art Collection for the National Air and Space Museum

October 8, 2004 – August 25, 2006

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

The 72 works on view include Rockwell's Behind Apollo 11; a Goya print from the "Los Proverbios" series; Calder's Crossroads '67; James Wyeth's Gemini Launch Pad; and works by Robert McCall, Keith Ferris, Robert Taylor, and Mitchell Jamieson. They were selected from a collection of more than 4,000 pieces -- paintings, drawings, prints, sculptures, jewelry, ceramics, and textiles -- that provides a visual history of the people and events associated with the development of powered flight and space exploration.