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Apollo’s Muse: The Moon in the Age of Photography

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

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To mark the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 lunar landings, this exhibition looks at representations of the moon in photography. It features some of the earliest 19th-century images of the moon as well as more recent works, and includes cameras and other implements used by the Apollo team to capture the moon from a perspective that had previously been impossible. Find out more from the Met’s website. 

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The Moon (1857–60), John Adams Whipple and James Wallace Black.

The Moon (1857–60), John Adams Whipple and James Wallace Black. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New york

Blue Marble (1972), Harrison Schmitt, NASA Apollo 17.

Blue Marble (1972), Harrison Schmitt, NASA Apollo 17.

First Woman on the Moon (detail; 1999), Aleksandra Mir.

First Woman on the Moon (detail; 1999), Aleksandra Mir. Courtesy of the artist

Buzz Aldrin Walking on the Surface of the Moon near a Leg of the Lunar Module (1969), Neil Armstrong.

Buzz Aldrin Walking on the Surface of the Moon near a Leg of the Lunar Module (1969), Neil Armstrong. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Apollo 11 Moon Shot, Cape Kennedy, Florida (1969), Garry Winogrand.

Apollo 11 Moon Shot, Cape Kennedy, Florida (1969), Garry Winogrand. © The Estate of Garry Winogrand, courtesy Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco

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