To the Moon and Beyond: Celebrating the 50th-Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing with Art, Science, and Exploration

Providence and WaterFire are celebrating the 50th-Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Mission and man’s first steps on the Moon co-sponsored by the NASA RI Space Consortium with support from Brown University. The celebration includes a series of exhibitions, lectures and other activities throughout July and a full lighting of WaterFire on July 20 presented as part of WaterFire’s #Art4Impact Summer of Science Event Series.

Details on the July 20, 2019 WaterFire Lighting Celebrating the 50th-Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing will posted as they become available on the WaterFire website.

At the WaterFire Arts Center experience the “Museum of the Moon”  by Luke Jerram – July 9 to July 28

“Museum of the Moon,” an enormous art installation by English artist Luke Jerram, is a highly-detailed 23’ diameter Moon coming to Providence this July as part of a larger series of events and exhibitions presented by the NASA RI Space Consortium in association with WaterFire Providence. The large Moon sculpture will be installed in the main hall of the WaterFire Arts Center at 475 Valley Street.

Over its lifetime, the “Museum of the Moon” installations (there are currently 10 moons on tour!) will travel to 25 countries and be presented in a number of different ways; in cathedrals, on city streets, and hanging above pools. As it travels from place to place, it will gather new musical compositions and an ongoing collection of personal responses, stories, and mythologies, as well as highlighting the latest moon science.

FAQ’s by Artist Luke Jerram.

The exhibition at the WaterFire Arts Center is free!

42 Free Lectures and Special Events on the Moon and Space!
Click here for a printable listing.

 

Museum of the Moon will grace the WaterFire Arts Center this July.

July 9 – July 28

Open Hours: Monday to Friday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm and 7:00 to 9:00 pm; Thursdays until 10:00 pm.
Saturday and Sunday 12:00 to 5:00 pm and 7:00 – 9:00 pm.

Space Chats
There are free lectures nearly every night at 7:30 pm.

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28jul7:30 pm8:30 pmSpace Chats - Bonnie Epstein, “The Importance of Being Curious; a re-dedication to the problem-solving spirit which brought us the moon landing.”presented by WaterFire Providence and the NASA Rhode Island Space Grant7:30 pm - 8:30 pm EST Event Tagsapollo 11,Apollo 11 Mission,moon,rimosa,space chats

 

Throughout the month of July there will be a series of special events and lectures. More details on these events can found on our Event Calendar and on the Ignite Providence website.

Artist Luke Jerram

Adjacent galleries will feature NASA photographs, and NASA-related art works.

This July, in addition to the “Museum of The Moon” exhibit in the Main Hall, there will be three additional displays including “Milky Way” a mural by John Sabraw and the Aspect Collective, paintings by local artist Jeremy Schilling, and work from Livable RI’s Poster Campaign by Civic Alliance for a Cooler Rhode Island. “Milky Way” which will be on display in the main hall, is an interdisciplinary multimedia, interactive experience of art, science, and technology that explores and examines issues of scale-from molecular to the astronomical. Jeremy Schilling’s current series of paintings is called “The Overview Effect” which focuses on astronauts, gravity and space. The Livable RI Posters Campaign will be on display on movable walls throughout the space; the posters focus on artwork that would convey the messages of urgency to combat the threat of global warming and climate change echoing the WW1 Food Administration posters.

John Sabraw –  “Milky Way,” an 85’ long charcoal drawing, was the brainchild of Assistant Professor John Sabraw and was created with the Aspect Collective—a cooperative group of students, artists, scientists, and visionaries.

Jeremy Schilling – Jeremy’s series “The Overview Effect,” focuses on astronauts and space, specifically exploring the concept of the space suit and how it acts as a shield between a person and their environment.

Liveable RI offers a series of 25 graphic posters about the many helpful citizen environmental responses created by the RI nonprofit.  The series is a guide “by Rhode Islanders, for Rhode Islanders” on how to reduce our contributions to climate change, build relationships with each other and with our environment, and make Rhode Island more livable for all of us.

A replica of the Apollo 11 Command Module made by students of the Warwick Area Career Technical Center will be on display at the WaterFire Arts Center  and at the WaterFire event on July 20th. Earlier that day the Command Module will be featured in the Conimicut Village Association’s 50th Anniversary Moon Landing Parade.

Learn More About the Artwork

 

Under the Moon
Morning Movement Classes at the WaterFire Arts Center

RI Yoga studios, Tai Chi teachers, and Conscious Dance practitioners will be offering the opportunity to experience movement under the Moon with public classes and movement sessions many mornings during the exhibition.

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23jul9:00 am10:00 amYoga Under the Moon: Morning Movement Classes at the WaterFire Arts CenterClasses by Providence Power Yoga9:00 am - 10:00 am Event Tagsmoon,morning movement,yoga

24jul9:00 am10:00 amYoga Under the Moon: Morning Movement Classes at the WaterFire Arts CenterClasses by Providence Power Yoga9:00 am - 10:00 am Event Tagsmoon,morning movement,yoga

25jul9:00 am10:00 amYoga Under the Moon: Morning Movement Classes at the WaterFire Arts CenterClasses by Providence Power Yoga9:00 am - 10:00 am Event Tagsmoon,morning movement,yoga

26jul9:00 am10:00 amYoga Under the Moon: Morning Movement Classes at the WaterFire Arts CenterClasses by Providence Power Yoga9:00 am - 10:00 am Event Tagsmoon,morning movement,yoga

6 Responses
  1. Nadine

    Me and some other friends would love to take the yoga class… wish there was a weekend schedule as well.. the times available are times most people are working their first shift lol. By the way the exhibit was amazing

      1. Tim Blankenship

        I think the class schedule is determined by when the instructors are available. I’m not sure that we (WaterFire) have a lot of control over that schedule, but I will see if we can get this message over to the team at Providence Power Yoga.

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