Head Exhibition Designer Terry Beckham takes a look at NASA’s artist-in residence program and how artists helped pave the way to space. Grown out of a desire to make the space program more understandable and accessible to the public, this initiative allowed artists to visually interpret concepts found in technical texts and drawings. Art helped to make the concepts real.
Art and Conversation is for people who want to learn more about art in an informal and interactive setting. These programs, with the exception of May and July, are held on the first Thursday of each month January through October at 10:30 a.m. Coffee and light refreshments are available one half-hour prior in the Main Lobby. Lectures are led by curators or guest lecturers, and attendees are encouraged to ask questions, share thoughts and ideas, and actively participate in the learning process.