Thomas Broadbent, E.V Day, Michael Kagan, Nina Katchadourian, Tom Sachs, Masayoshi Sukita, Penelope Umbrico, Andrew Zuckerman
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Children’s Museum of the Arts presents 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.