To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, the Grand Palais is hosting an exhibition of 190 works from artists who are fascinated by our planet’s satellite.
From 3 April to 22 July 2019, the main hall of the Grand Palais will feature an exhibition entitled « Real and Imagined Journeys to the Moon » that explores our relationship with this planetary body. Set to the music of Pink Floyd, the event will display 190 works from well-known artists from ancient times all the way up to the modern era, including art by Marc Chagall, François Morellet, Joan Miro, Auguste Rodin, Félix Vallotton, and Man Ray.
The moon on display at Paris' Grand Palais
Featuring paintings, sculptures, photography, and videos, this exhibition on the moon, which has always fascinated humanity and inspired us to dream and reflect, does not explain the technical aspects of its scientific exploration. Instead, it encourages visitors to embark on an artistic journey with help from paintings and items that embody the countless visions and emotions that the moon has always inspired.
The inaccessible brought within reach
The moon can be seen with the naked eye. It is discreet but omnipresent, and its light can spark the imagination. Our understanding of the moon comes from the instruments that are currently present on its surface. In the future, we’ll know more when countries send new probes to explore the opportunities it offers. Just don’t ask them for the moon…