The National Air and Space Museum holds the most comprehensive collection of aeronautical and space-related art in the world.

There are approximately 7,000 works in the collection with pieces by notable artists including: 

  • Alexander Calder 
  • Henry Casselli  
  • Annie Leibovitz 
  • Norman Rockwell 
  • Alma Thomas 

The new Flight and the Arts Center will explore the relationships between art and the transformative power of the experience of flight through both the display of our permanent collection and new and engaging temporary exhibitions. The first exhibition in the Flight and the Arts Center will feature works from Richard Estes, Audrey Flack, Francisco Goya, Morris Graves, and Man Ray, among others. 

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Take a Look Inside the Gallery

Enjoy this artist's rendering depicting what the gallery will look like.

NASA Art Program The Airplane in Early 20th Century Culture The Art of Alma W. Thomas

A Colorful Response

Remembering World War II Through Art Anne Noggle’s Photographs of World War II Women Pilots

Portraits of Perspective and Reflection

The Science of Frederick Eversley’s Art

The Museum gratefully acknowledges those who have generously supported this gallery.

The Hillside Foundation – Allan and Shelley Holt

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A major renovation is underway as we reimagine our galleries and presentation spaces in our iconic National Mall building in Washington, DC. Join us as we inspire a new generation of pioneers and explorers.

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