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

Art, Photography The Metropolitan Museum of Art , Central Park Until Sunday September 22 2019
Neil Armstrong, Astronaut Edwin E. Aldrin Jr. Walks on the Surface of the Moon, Apollo 11, July 16–24, 1969, 1969, detail
Photograph: The Metropolitan Museum of Art Neil Armstrong, Astronaut Edwin E. Aldrin Jr. Walks on the Surface of the Moon, Apollo 11, July 16–24, 1969, 1969, detail

Time Out says

A half-century ago, the United States put a man on the moon, an achievement that seems almost inconceivable today, when can-do spirit and faith in progress has been supplanted by social-media-abetted know-nothingness and self-absorption. Yet the mission was indeed accomplished, and the Met offers proof in the form of photographs brought back by astronauts from their lunar excursions. Their equipment of choice for documenting their adventures was the Hasselblad medium-format camera, which produced pictures of astounding clarity of the moon’s surface and the humans who trod upon it. These images serve as the centerpiece for this show, which also includes an historical assortment of photos of the moon from the 19th century to the present, as well as celestially-related drawings, prints, paintings, films, astronomical instruments, and cameras that were taken into space.

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Venue name: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Venue website: www.metmuseum.org
Venue phone: 212-535-7710
Address: 1000 Fifth Ave
New York
10028
Cross street: at 82nd St
Transport: Subway: 4, 5, 6 to 86th St
Opening hours: Mon–Thu, Sun 10am–5:30pm; Fri, Sat 10am–9pm.

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