When astronauts blasted off from Cape Canaveral, Florida in 1969 to make the first landing on the Moon, thousands of press cameras from around the world documented this historic event.
Present also were eyewitnesses who seemed to be from another age – artists with brushes and paint captured the excitement everyone felt in a medium as old as recorded history itself – the eye and hand of the artist. Artists ranging in style from Robert Rauschenberg to Norman Rockwell, from Jamie Wyeth to Alexandria’s Mitchell Jamieson accepted invitations to participate in the NASA Art Program.
On April 3, 2016, Torpedo Factory artist James Dean will describe how he started the NASA Art Program in a free public conversation. For free tickets, click here.
For more information about the NASA Art Program, visit NASA.gov.
Image: “Saturn Blockhouse,” acrylic on canvas. Fred Freeman, 1968. Image credit: NASA