High Art: A Decade of Collecting

July 26, 2013 – January 1, 2014

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 50 artworks in a range of styles and media acquired by the museum from 2003 to 2013, organized in the following sections:

  • Visions of Flight features conceptual works by photographic collage artist Fran Forman and Dutch photographer and cloud-maker Berndnaut Smilde.
  • Faces of Flight features portraits of astronauts Eileen Collins and John Glenn by photographer Annie Leibovitz and American watercolorist Henry Casselli.
  • Looking Back features landscapes of Mars and the Moon by space artist Chesley Bonestell and photographs of Apollo equipment by photographer Albert Watson.