SKY is an exhibition that invites visitors to ponder both the provincial and universal elements of space above and around the Earth’s surface. This group exhibition will demonstrate how the unfolding realities exposed by new science are affecting change in the understanding of ourselves, our planet and beyond.

SKY features works of contemporary art, science artifacts and historical objects displayed equally and side-by-side, blurring boundaries and distinctions between domains usually separated by convention and differing periods of history. The exhibition includes works by Albert Bierstadt (1830-1902), Georg Braun (1541-1622) & Franz Hogenberg (1535-1590), George Ellery Hale (1868-1938), Nicolaus Copernicus (1473-1543), Albert Thomas DeRome (1885-1959), Angel Espoy (1879-1963) and Magnus von Wright (1805-1868). Additional contemporary artists and lenders presented include The European Space Agency, The Caltech Archives, GAIA Spacecraft, Lia Halloran, The Jonathan Art Foundation, Eleanor Lutz, Rebeca Méndez, Laura Parker, Christopher Richmond, Carol Saindon and Santa Barbara Museum of Art.

Williamson Gallery exhibitions are made possible in part through the generous support of the Williamson Gallery Patrons and a grant from the Pasadena Art Alliance

Exhibition Walkthrough

Works in the Exhibition

Video Installations


Appreciation is extended to the following individuals and institutions for their contributions to the organization of SKY: Peter Collopy and Mariana Soprano, Caltech Archives and Special Collections; Gaia Spacecraft, European Space Agency; Luis De Jesus Los Angeles; Jennifer Gunlock, Jonathan Art Foundation; Scape Gallery, Corona Del Mar; Christopher Park, Santa Barbara Museum of Art;; artists Lia Halloran, Eleanor Lutz, Rebeca Méndez, Laura Parker, Christopher Richmond, Carol Saindon; ArtCenter Exhibitions curatorial team, Julie Joyce, John O’Brien, Christina Valentine; installation supervisor Curtis Noel and installers Paco Casonova, Jeremy Gill, Ryen Slegr, Erik Trammell; Gallery Assistant John Whittet; ArtCenter Marketing and Communications team, Teri Bond, Ellie Eisner, Jered Gold, Audrey Krauss, Winnie Li, Scott Taylor, Mike Winder; Provost, Karen Hofmann.

Stephen Nowlin
VP, ArtCenter Exhibitions


Shooting for the Sky