Shooting the Moon: Photographs from the Museum's Collection 50 Years after Apollo 11

On July 20, 1969, Apollo 11 landed on the moon. To celebrate the 50th anniversary, the MFAH presents Shooting the Moon: Photographs from the Museum’s Collection 50 Years after Apollo 11. The exhibition features images that range from documentary photographs of NASA’s mission to the moon, to fanciful pictures that include a 19th-century portrait of a man in a solar-themed costume.

Among the notable works on view are Ansel Adams’s Moonrise, Hernandez, New Mexico and Garry Winogrand’s Apollo 11 Moon Launch, Cape Kennedy, Florida. Hitoshi Nomura’s ‘moon score,’ December 19, 1975 represents an intersection of Conceptual Art and stargazing. Also included are the re-creation by Cortis & Sonderegger of Buzz Aldrin’s first footprint on the moon, and a projection of Cassandra C. Jones’s Wax and Wane.

Shooting the Moon is included with general admission to the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and is located in the Audrey Jones Beck Building.

General admission provides viewing of the MFAH art collections and most exhibitions. Shooting the Moon is on display July 20, 2019 until September 2, 2019. Admission to the Museum is free on Thursdays courtesy of Shell and is always free for children aged 12 or younger.

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  • Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Moon Landing
  • Featuring a range of moon-themed images
  • On display Jul 20 - Sep 2, 2019
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Shooting the Moon: Photographs from the Museum's Collection 50 Years after Apollo 11


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