The Moon

3 April–22 July 2019

Exhibition Overview

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Marc Chagall, Le paysage bleu, 1949.

The 50-year anniversary of the first human step on the Moon is an opportunity to study, present and celebrate the long history that links humans with this familiar celestial body, through the artworks and objects that embody the countless visions and emotions it has inspired. This five-part exhibition is a journey to the Moon, through dimensions both real and imaginary. Each stage takes visitors on a voyage through time, revealing artistic creations from Antiquity to the modern day, produced mainly in Europe but also by African, Arab and Far Eastern civilisations.

(Courtesy: Wuppertal, Von der Heydt Museum. Photo: VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn; Artwork: ARTOTHEK/Adagp, Paris 2019.)

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