Celestial bodies tethered by orbital physics to our solar system’s planets, commonly known as moons, comprise a consortium of enticing worlds that are rocky, wet, icy, cratered, hot, cold, and puzzling, some of whose veneers are textured with mountains, lakes, concealed oceans, valleys, volcanoes, geysers, canyons, and plains, and have both water and heat to fuel tantalizing speculations. Such objects present a pathway to both the poetics and the disruptions ignited by an age-old urge to ponder reality beyond the single planet in which we are cradled.
A free opening reception will take place July 19 from 7-10 p.m.
The exhibition continues July 20 - December 16, 2018.
Artists/Sources: Alternative Moons (Nadine Schlieper & Robert Pufleb), Carnegie Observatories, Caltech Archives, Kevin Gill, James Griffith, Tim Hawkinson, Huntington Library, Melanie King, Sarah Perry, Steven Roden, Karley Sullivan, Penelope Umbrico, Jacqueline Woods, and miscellaneous ephemera.
Tuesday–Sunday, 12–5 p.m.
Friday, 12–9 p.m.