Through Sept. 8, more than 60 artistic interpretations of the moon can be viewed at the exhibit, “The Color of the Moon: Lunar Painting and American Art.” To celebrate the Apollo moon landing, the Michener Art Museum is hosting activities, member galas and even a moon yoga class.
Reflections of the moon are in the spotlight at the Michener Art Museum in Doylestown Borough.
Hanging in a special exhibit to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo moon landing are more than 60 paintings reflecting artists’ perspectives of the moon throughout the last 150 years. In one, “Storm Tossed Frigate” painted in 1895, artist Thomas Chambers captured the soul-soothing presence of the moon as it hangs above ship in a stormy sea. In another piece, a moon bathes a theater facade in a warm glow. And in three Norman Rockwell paintings that were commissioned by NASA, including “Man on the Moon,” images pay tribute to humanity’s historic brush with the moon’s surface.
Through Sept. 8, more than 60 artistic interpretations of the moon can be viewed at the exhibit, “The Color of the Moon: Lunar Painting and Amercian Art.” To celebrate the Apollo moon landing, the Michener Art Museum is hosting activities, member galas and even a moon yoga class.
“Our permanent collection features artists of the Delaware Valley region, but the moon is such a universal draw; it appeals to people outside of Bucks County and Pennsylvania,” said Erin Collins, the museum’s website manager who was promoting the event at the Michener Friday.
On July 20, the museum will be offering guided tours from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and other family activities, including a “moon yoga” session. The cost to see the exhibit and the museum is free for members, $15 for visitors, $13 for seniors and $8 for students.
Collins said the exhibit, which comes from New York, is a complement to the museum’s year-round rich collection of impressionism and American artwork. It also brings well-known…