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2 April 2019 - 23 June 2019
Watts Gallery

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Landing on 2 April
Orbiting until 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.

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