Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum


NASA Art: 50 Years of Exploration

This temporary exhibition presented an unparalleled selection of works commissioned by the NASA Art Program. Established in 1958, NASA's Art Program provides a unique way to communicate to the public the accomplishments, setbacks, and sheer excitement of space exploration over the past five decades. The exhibition featured some 70 works of art spanning the entire history of NASA and included paintings, drawings, photographs, sculptures, and other media by such artists as Annie Leibovitz, Nam June Paik, Robert Rauschenberg, Norman Rockwell, Andy Warhol, William Wegman, and Jamie Wyeth. This exhibit was on display in Gallery 211 from May 28 to October 11, 2011.

Photo: Norman Rockwell, 1965, Oil on canvas. Astronauts John Young and Gus Grissom are suited for the first flight of the Gemini program in March 1965.