Vero Beach, FL
Out of this World: The Art and Artists of NASA, opening June 25 in the Museum’s Holmes Gallery, will feature seventy-one works of art from the collection of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), housed at Kennedy Space Center. Since the NASA Art Program was founded in 1962, the agency has commissioned and collected hundreds of works of art to represent the agency’s primary mission: “To reach for new heights and reveal the unknown so that what we do and learn will benefit all humankind.” NASA’s hope was and is that these high-quality works of art would make their highly technical and complex scientific mission more accessible to the public. These paintings and photographs have the power to shape viewers’ perceptions concerning space exploration, and motivate them to find meaning in the region where art and science find common ground.
Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website