We don’t know about you, but nothing beats soaking up the night’s sky when there’s a full moon! If you agree, there’s a brand new art installation on its way to Atlanta that’s bound to rock your world! Museum of the Moon is a awe-inspiring art installation that has toured the globe, featuring an impressive spherical model of our gorgeous Moon.
The piece was created by UK artist Luke Jerram in 2016. Measuring seven meters in diameter, Jerram used real NASA imagery, combined with its inflatable design and magical light to replicate yet reimagine our night-sky icon. It’s influence in the art world has been solidified with copies of the piece installed in Barcelona and Sydney. There are also more copies touring the world, and it’s finally Atlanta’s time to shine.
Museum of the Moon will be hitting up Underground Atlanta for one weekend only, taking place from Friday Oct 7 until Sunday Oct 9.
Underground Atlanta announced on their social media, “The installation is a fusion of lunar imagery, moonlight and surround sound composition created by BAFTA and Ivor Novello award winning composer Dan Jones.”
They continue to explain that the exhibition has been constantly evolving throughout its grand tour of the world. From new musical compositions to new collections of personal responses, mythologies, ideas, and stories.
Inspirations for the moon includes humanity at large, and how the artist believes that we are a ‘cultural mirror’ to society, reflecting the ideas of the world around us and blasting them into the cosmos. With the moon such an inspiration for many artists, poets, scientists, and beyond, it’s no surprise to us that this spellbinding piece has become such a global phenomenon.
The installation writes on their website, “Over its lifetime, the Museum of the Moon will be presented in a number of different ways both indoors and outdoors, so altering the experience and interpretation of the artwork.”
For Underground Atlanta, the installation will be located at their fountain courtyard. So don’t miss out this October, and swing on by, to see what Museum of the Moon has in store for the ATL. The installation is free to view so y’all have no excuse, we’ll see you there!
There will also be a mural by French street artist DIFUZ, Atlanta’s most interstellar DJs, and the SPACE ODYSSEY, a light-based installation by acclaimed French visual artist Etienne Rey.