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Moon Shot

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 space flight, the Moody presents Moon Shot, an exhibition of works responding to the moon landing by a selection of innovative artists working from 1969 to the present.

Moon Shot is anchored by the historic presentation of “Stoned Moon,” a series of lithographs by Robert Rauschenberg (1925-2008) that will be shown together for the first time at the Moody. As an artist-in-residence with NASA in 1969, Rauschenberg observed the Apollo 11 mission firsthand. In response, he created a series of 34 prints at Gemini G.E.L. in Los Angeles between 1969 and 1970. At the time of its printing, the series’ “Sky Garden” (1969) was the largest lithograph ever made; it was more than 7 feet tall, requiring a technical innovation in printmaking concurrent with the historic advancements in space travel.

Featured works include Andy Warhol’s Moonwalk (1987), silkscreen prints which represents the moon landing as an iconic moment in television history and Laurie Anderson’s virtual reality work, To the Moon (2018), co-created with Hsin-Chien Huang, which allows visitors to take their own experimental journey through space. Notable works by Siah Armajani, Nancy Graves, Rachel Rose, Katy Schimert, and Michelle Stuart will also be featured.

Opening Reception
Friday September 20, 6-8 pm
Central, Brown Foundation and Media Galleries

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