NASA Art Program
The NASA Art Program was established in 1962 by the United States to commission artists, including Norman Rockwell and Robert Rauschenberg, for the purpose of recording history of space exploration through the eyes of artists. The first director of the Art Program was James Dean (NASA). Using artists of different mediums and genres serves the purpose of educating different audiences about NASA and space exploration. To give the artists the best experience possible, NASA allowed them unprecedented access to sites and materials. Participants were present at suit-up, launch sites, and press releases. All works, from sketches to finished products, were given to NASA for use in museums and exhibitions. The collection now includes 2,500 works by more than 350 artists.
- Edward Belbruno - Landscape Over Mountains on Another World
- James Cunningham - Abstract paintings
- Laurie Anderson — Music performance artist, The End of the Moon (2004)
- Paul Calle - Designer of the 1969 stamp commemorating the first manned moon landing.
- Vincent Cavallaro — Painter, sculptor and abstract artist
- Theodore Hancock
- Sara Larkin — Painter, "Spacescapes"
- Annie Leibovitz — Photographer
- Robert Rauschenberg — Hot Shot, a montage chronicling the flight of a space shuttle
- Terry Riley and the Kronos Quartet — Music Composition
- Norman Rockwell — "Astronaut Poised to Plant His Foot on the Moon"
- Bertram Ulrich — Curator
- Robert Schulman — Curator (1975 - 1994)
- James Dean (NASA) — Founding Director, NASA Art Program, 1962-1974
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