On View: September 13, 2016 – January 22, 2017 in the Cynthia C. Wainwright Gallery
Exhibiting Artists: Thomas Broadbent, E.V Day, Michael Kagan, Nina Katchadourian, Tom Sachs, Masayoshi Sukita, Penelope Umbrico, and Andrew Zuckerman
Children’s Museum of the Arts is pleased to announce Mission to Space, an exhibition about the mysteries of outer space and how it continues to challenge our imaginations. As life on Earth faces a volatile future, outer space emerges as a destination of refuge, peace, and infinite possibility.
A mission to Mars is no longer a feat we can only dream about, and spacecraft are reaching planets that were once only barely perceptible on a clear, starry night. Space research has advanced tremendously since the 1960’s Space Race era, but the challenges of technology, politics, and human nature have reshaped our notions of outer space. Mission to Space features a selection of works that traverse the theme of space exploration—its history, limitations, and potential.
In each of their works, artists Thomas Broadbent, E.V Day, Michael Kagan, Nina Katchadourian, Tom Sachs, Masayoshi Sukita, Penelope Umbrico, and Andrew Zuckerman examine the galaxy and our relationship to it. The exhibition’s paintings, sculptures, photographs, installations, sound, and video works depict outer space as a realm of enormous opportunity and reveal the dynamic social changes of nearly 50 years since the launch of the Soviet Sputnik satellite.
This exhibition is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.
In the Pepperman Family Fine Arts Studio
On view in the CMA Window and the Pepperman Family Art Studio are two installations by designer Ellen Van Dusen. These playful installations expand on Van Dusen’s work in clothing and home goods, exploring the properties of color, shape and scale in large scale environments.
In the Bridge Space
On view in the Bridge Space is Crazy Space Odyssey, an installation by CMA’s Teaching Artists, Tom Burnett, Edy Escamilla, and Yung Oh Le Page. They will create an interactive space station with sights, sounds, and a moving comet. As you continue into the space station, you will enter a spacecraft and blast off into outer space.