The Artist and the Space Shuttle

December 1, 1982 – September 5, 1983

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

Flight and the Arts, Gallery 211, 2nd Floor, East Wing & South Lobby, Gallery 108, 1st Floor, Center Floor Plan

This large exhibition consists of drawings, watercolors, gouaches, acrylics, and oils, and portrays the development of the Space Shuttle since early tests in 1977 to the 1st launch in 1981. For more than 18 years, NASA has commissioned some of the nation's outstanding artists to render their impressions of key events in the space program. This tradition, nearly as old as the space program itself, is the source of the artwork on view in this exhibition.

A selection of the exhibition will be circulated by SITES after closing at NASM.