Moonscapes

Book Tickets

2 April 2019 - 23 June 2019
Watts Gallery

Back to Events

2 April - 23 June 2019
Watts Gallery | Friends free

In the 50th anniversary year of the first moon landing, this exhibition will explore the fascination that artists and scientists have long had with the earth's closest cosmic neighbour.

Bringing together dramatic moonlit landscapes by William Holman Hunt and symbolist paintings of moon goddesses by Evelyn De Morgan with early lunar photography, this exhibition explores the full artistic inspiration that
19 th-century artists found in the moon.

Did you know? The far side of the moon was largely a mystery to astronomers until 1959, when the Russian Luna 3 spacecraft first photographed it.

We are deeply grateful to the members of our Exhibition Circle for supporting this exhibition.

Image: William H. Rau, Full Moon , albumen silver print mounted to stereographic card, Private Collection.


Want to attend? Buy a ticket to this event


Buy Tickets

Upcoming Events and Exhibitions

Prev Next

Mary Watts: Pioneering Suffragist

until
25 Nov

In Print: Making Impressions

until
6 Jan

Inspired by Nature: Celia Lewis

12 Jan
24 Feb

Christina Rossetti: Vision & Verse

until
17 Mar

Fire and Earth: The Compton Pottery

25 Nov
30 Apr

Moonscapes

2 Apr
23 Jun