On July 20, 1969, Apollo 11 landed on the moon. To celebrate the 50th anniversary, the MFAH presents Shooting the Moon: Photographs from the Museum’s Collection 50 Years after Apollo 11. The exhibition features images that range from documentary photographs of NASA’s mission to the moon, to fanciful pictures that include a 19th-century portrait of a man in a costume adorned with the sun, moon, and stars.
Among the notable works on view are Ansel Adams’s Moonrise, Hernandez, New Mexico and Garry Winogrand’s Apollo 11 Moon Launch, Cape Kennedy, Florida. Hitoshi Nomura’s ‘moon score,’ December 19, 1975 represents an intersection of Conceptual Art and stargazing. Also included are the re-creation by Cortis & Sonderegger of Buzz Aldrin’s first footprint on the moon, and a projection of Cassandra C. Jones’s Wax and Wane.
Shooting the Moon: Photographs from the Museum’s Collection 50 Years after Apollo 11 | July 20–September 2, 2019