In Plane View: Abstractions of Flight

March 21, 2008 – January 2, 2009

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

Special Exhibitions, Gallery 104, 1st Floor, West Wing Floor Plan

Details of the often overlooked "simple beauty" of aircraft and spacecraft design can be seen in the 56 color photographs by museum photographer Carolyn Russo. By emphasizing the aesthetic, Russo creates images that distill the complexity of airplanes and spaceships into bold combinations of line, shape, light, and color.