Between Imagination and Invention: The Art of NASA in the Space Age


Where can imagination take us?

As we all know by now, Huntsville is known for its rockets. What you may not know is that behind the scientists and innovators who take us to space, are artists who bring their imagination and vision to life on canvas.



More than 20 of those artists’ works are now on display in the Arts Huntsville Gallery at the Von Braun Center, in partnership with Marshall Space Flight Center. Between Imagination and Invention: the Art of NASA in the Space Age features the conceptual works of resident NASA artists from the 1970s – 1990s, showcasing their vision for space exploration vehicles and unseen planets, as well as multimedia abstract works and space craft sketches.



The exhibit is the first in Arts Huntsville’s year-long celebration of the Alabama 200 Bicentennial Celebration. The “Exploring Our Places” project will feature four gallery exhibits throughout the year showcasing the places that make Huntsville stand out in the state.



“We can think of no better way to kick off a celebration of ‘Exploring Our Places’ than to showcase the art of NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center and pieces from the U.S. Space and Rocket Center’s collection here at Arts Huntsville’s Gallery at the Von Braun Center,” said Allison Dillon-Jauken, Executive Director of Arts Huntsville. “These works celebrate the intersection between art and science – the place where art and invention come together to inspire its viewers to dream about the next boundaries we’ll cross in space.”



So where can our imaginations take us? Find out by visiting Between Imagination and Invention: The Art of NASA in the Space Age,  on display in the Von Braun Center now through March 2017. The gallery can be found between the Mark C. Smith Concert Hall and the VBC Playhouse, and is free and open to the public during VBC hours, seven days a week.




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