Thomas Broadbent, "Andromeda" Galaxy Painting, 2018. Courtesy of Front Room Gallery.

Art Inspired by Space

On July 20, 1969, astronauts from NASA’s Apollo 11 mission set foot on the moon for the first time, providing those on Earth with awe-inspiring new perspectives of their green-and-blue planet, the crater-filled moon, and the expanse of outer space. Artists began celebrating this momentous achievement almost immediately—for example, Robert Rauschenberg collaged images of rocket ships and astronauts, while On Kawara saved newspaper articles about the mission. Mysterious and beautiful, the cosmos have only continued to serve as inspiration for NASA photographers and contemporary artists alike. In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the historic lunar landing, discover available works inspired by the moon, earth, stars, and space travel below.

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