To celebrate 50 years since NASA’s Apollo 11 mission landed the first humans on the Moon, the National Maritime Museum at the Royal Greenwich Museums in London will stage The Moon, the UK’s biggest exhibition dedicated to Earth’s nearest celestial neighbour – opening on 19 July 2019. Jorge Mañes Rubio’s iconic Moon Temple will be featured along with other artworks by artists such as El Anatsui and Chris Ofili.
Featuring over 180 objects from national and international museums and private collections, the exhibition presents a cultural and scientific story of our relationship with the Moon over time and across civilisations. Through artefacts, artworks and interactive moments, the exhibition will enable visitors to reconnect with the wonders of the Moon and discover how it has captivated and inspired us.
The Moon is on at the National Maritime Museum from 19 July 2019 – 5 January 2020. For more information visit Royal Museums Greenwich.