The HRM Romanticizes the Moon

“We’re all part of one big planet. No matter where you are in the world, you look up and see the moon,” said Laura Vookles, Chair of the Curatorial Department, in a recent feature on BBC World News, Why the Moon Makes Us All Romantics, which featured The Color of the Moon: Lunar Painting in American Art.

The first comprehensive museum examination of the moon in American art, the exhibition includes more than 60 paintings and works on paper—along with programs ranging in subject from film and music to cultural history and art—that illuminate our eternal fascination with the moon from the nineteenth century to 1969, the year of the Apollo 11 landing.