Soaring: Works from NASA’s Art Program
The Peninsula Fine Arts Center is proud to host this art exhibition that celebrates the centennial anniversary of NASA Langley Research Center. In 1962, NASA’s administrator James Webb sent a memo regarding the involvement of artists to help tell the agency’s story of adventure as the United States began a race to space and the moon. Thus, began the NASA Art program which has resulted in over 3,000 works of art in the past fifty years. Early pioneers included Norman Rockwell, Jamie Wyeth and Robert Rauschenberg who traveled to Kennedy Space Center to watch firsthand the launches and document the events. This exhibition will feature 30 works of art including paintings, photographs, drawings, and mixed media works dating from the early 1960s to 21st century. Artists include Robert McCall, Andy Warhol, Annie Leibovitz, Nam June Paik, William Wegman and Chakaia Booker.
April 8 – June 25
Dream House Remix – 25th Anniversary
Architects and Artists will transform the PFAC Galleries into rooms of a house through whimsical artistic designs and pieces. The 25th Anniversary of the Dream House, last seen at PFAC in 1992, some of the artists return for one of the most popular and historic of PFAC’s exhibitions!
July 8 – October 8, 2017
Also on View:
Hardhat Heroes: Shipyard Workers of Hampton Roads, Photographs by Glen McClure
PFAC presents Hardhat Heroes: Shipyard Workers of Hampton Roads, Photographs by GlenMcClure, June 3-June 25, 2017 as part of a larger multi-city partnership with Chrysler Museum, The Portsmouth Art and Cultural Center, and the Charles H. Taylor Arts Center. Glen McClure’s works depict everyday heroes who work at Hampton Roads Shipyards in a photographic series on view across Coastal Virginia.