Alan Bean's Art of Another World
was displayed at the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum
in Washington, D.C. The Museum's announcement follows:
Alan Bean: Painting Apollo, First Artist On Another World
Thursday, July 16, 2009
Gallery 211 -- Flight in the Arts
National Mall Building
The National Air and Space Museum will premiere Alan Bean:
Painting Apollo, First Artist On Another World at the Museum
on the National Mall July 16, 2009 through January 13, 2010 in
conjunction with the 40th Anniversary of the first Apollo Moon
landings. Alan Bean: Painting Apollo, First Artist On
Another World represents a major exhibition of paintings
by American artist and Apollo 12 astronaut, Alan Bean.
The exhibition will be the largest exhibition of Bean's work
to date with approximately forty original paintings and
drawings. The exhibit will enable viewers to experience a
world 238,000 miles away through the eyes of the only artist
to walk on the lunar surface.
Artifacts from the National Air and Space Museum's collection
will supplement the exhibit as three-dimensional references to
the lunar equipment depicted in the paintings.