Newport News, VA
The Peninsula Fine Arts Center is proud to host this art exhibition that celebrates the centennial anniversary of NASA Langley Research Center. In 1962, NASA’s administrator James Webb sent a memo regarding the involvement of artists to help tell the agency’s story of adventure as the United States began a race to space and the moon. Thus, began the NASA Art program which has resulted in over 3,000 works of art in the past fifty years. Early pioneers included Norman Rockwell, Jamie Wyeth and Robert Rauschenberg who traveled to Kennedy Space Center to watch firsthand the launches and document the events. This exhibition will feature 30 works of art including paintings, photographs, drawings, and mixed media works dating from the early 1960s to 21st century. Artists include Robert McCall, Andy Warhol, Annie Leibowitz, Nam June Paik, William Wegman and Chakaia Booker.
Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website.