Looking Skyward: A Commemoration of Lunar Exploration
January 24–March 8, 2019
The subject of myths, wonder, and scientific thought for thousands of years, the moon has been a constant and steadfast witness to the human endeavor. The year 2019 marks the 50th Anniversary of Apollo 9, the first Lunar Module test flight, and the Apollo 11 momentous walk on the moon. Looking Skyward: A Commemoration of Lunar Exploration celebrates sky-gazing through the centuries. This exhibition features artwork by Lowell Nesbitt, the official NASA artist for missions Apollo 9 and 11, as well as film footage from space and selections from Franklin & Marshall’s Special Collections. Curated by Lindsay Marino, Director and Collections Manager of the Phillips Museum of Art at Franklin & Marshall College.
Lunar Looking & Libations
February 7, 6 p.m. in Booth Ferris South at the Steinman College Center
Join the Phillips Museum and friends for a fun night of painting the moon and enjoying special beverages! $30 per person supplies you with all the paint and materials you need to create a beautiful Lancaster inspired night scene, as well as a complimentary glass of wine (21+) or mocktail.
Hidden Figures Film Screening and Curator Talk
February 28, 5:30 p.m. in the Rothman Gallery Lobby at the Steinman College Center
Based on the Margot Lee Shetterly book, Hidden Figures, this film tells the incredible story of brilliant African-American mathematicians Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan, and Mary Jackson who were integral to the NASA space launch of astronaut John Glenn. Lindsay Marino, curator of Looking Skyward, will give a brief gallery talk prior to the screening.