The Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum is home to one of the largest art collections at the Smithsonian Institution—a fact that surprises many. From airline advertisement posters to paintings inspired by the Apollo program, the Museum features a wide range of different types of artwork.

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    Eric Sloane: An Artist in The Clouds September 30, 2022 Spaceflight and the Art of Vargas-Suarez Universal September 28, 2022 Faces of Our Planet August 05, 2022 QueerSpace: Saxophones on the Moon April 14, 2022 Hubert Jackson’s Tribute to Black Americans in Space February 27, 2022
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    Learn more 2001: A Space Odyssey Immersive Art Exhibit National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC April 08 - May 28, 2018 Learn more Artist Soldiers Presented Online April 06, 2017 - November 12, 2018
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    Flights of Fancy Craft Time: Playlist

    A museum educator demonstrates fun crafts to do at home to explore air and space themes with young children

    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL6RlkQnoCx_UqnikM_517xQnqrkN8IBor Grade PK, Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2 Art, Astronomy, Aviation, Science

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    Flights of Fancy Story Time: The Stuff Between the Stars

    Author Sandra Nickel and Illustrator Aimee Sicurro discuss and read their book The Stuff Between the Stars: How Vera Rubin Discovered Most of the Universe

    https://youtu.be/a2fNUe5zD4w Grade PK, Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3 Art, Astronomy, People, Women

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    Flights of Fancy Story Time Playlist

    National Air and Space Museum offers stories for young children and their families inspired by our collection of air and space objects and historic photos.

    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL6RlkQnoCx_URXpH-7jY2aNO7g7OdWtas Grade PK, Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3 Aircraft, Art, Astronomy, Aviation, Human spaceflight

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    Try This at Home: Make Your Own Rainbow!

    Learn about the science of rainbows and prisms in a way that you can try at home!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L6Z7naTyWtk Art, Science, Sun

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    Try This at Home: Coloring Images from Space

    Learn how the images from the Hubble and Webb Space Telescopes are colored.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z_VsIzr2zE4 Astronomy, Science, Space, Solar System, Telescopes, Art

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    Try This at Home: Telling Stories That Last

    Do you scrap book; or keep a journal? Learn how to make these stories last with the help of the National Air and Space Museum’s archives.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1dtMEliJ_TI People, Art

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    Learn more Art of the Airport Tower Learn more Analyzing Art and Aesthetics (Artefacts: Studies in the History of Science and Technology)