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Gallery Talk: Astronomy and Art

March 22, 2018
Meet in Griffin Court
Free with museum admission

Space is the emptiness between worlds, the vast oceans of eternity, the final frontier. Artists have long depicted human desire to understand that great unknown: to grasp and measure it with tools, to inspire wonder, to project fears about humanity’s place in the universe. The space exploration gallery talk with Woman’s Board Fellow Alice Boone cannot physically transcend the boundaries of the museum, yet we will take flight with artists in imagining space and beyond. 

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Alma Thomas. Starry Night and the Astronauts, 1972. Restricted gift of Mary P. Hines in memory of her mother, Frances W. Pick.