'Apollo's Muse: The Moon in the Age of Photography' Exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City Edited Story

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Title: Apollo’s Muse: The Moon in the Age of Photography

 

Date: 01/07/2019

 

Location: Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City

 

Duration: 3’31”

 

SHOTLIST:

 

1. Mock-up of 1960s style TV showing coverage of the first Moon landing.

UPSOT: (English) Neil Armstrong, First Man on the Moon

"That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.”

 

2. Mock-up of 1960s style TV showing coverage of the first Moon landing.

 

3. People watching mock-up of 1960s style TV showing coverage of the first Moon landing.

 

4. Photographs taken by Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong on the Moon.

 

5. Photograph taken by Buzz Aldrin on the Moon.

 

6. People in the exhibition.

 

7. Photograph of Buzz Aldrin taken by Neil Armstrong.

 

8. Photograph of Buzz Aldrin taken by Neil Armstrong.

 

9. SOUNDBITE: (English) Mia Fineman, Curator, Apollo’s Muse: The Moon in the Age of Photography

"It tells the entire history of photography and the Moon going back, actually, to the early 17thcentury with the first images of the Moon, viewed through a telescope and continuing on through contemporary art and artists’ reflections on the history of lunar imagery.”

 

10. People in the exhibition.

 

11. People in the exhibition.

 

12. Photographs from the ‘Photographic Atlas of the Moon’.

 

13. Photographs from the ‘Photographic Atlas of the Moon’.

 

14. Circa 1800 telescope and image of the Moon.

 

15. Circa 1800 telescope.


16. SOUNDBITE: (English) Mia Fineman, Curator, Apollo’s Muse: The Moon in the Age of Photography

"The Moon is our closest celestial neighbour. It’s the only heavenly body you can see clearly with the naked eye from Earth. For children, it’s probably the first thing you notice in the night sky and it seems to follow you wherever you go, which is fun, like a little friend. It’s constant, it’s always there and yet it’s always changing.”

 

17. Excerpt of 1950 film ‘Destination Moon’.

 

18. Person in the exhibition.

 

19. Preparatory drawings for the film ‘A Trip to the Moon’ (le Voyage dans la Lune) by Georges Melies.

 

20. ‘Square in the Eye’ - a Preparatory drawing for the film ‘A Trip to the Moon’ (le Voyage dans la Lune) by Georges Melies.

 

21. SOUNDBITE: (English) Mia Fineman, Curator, Apollo’s Muse: The Moon in the Age of Photography

"Images of the Moon have gotten clearer, sharper and closer, and that is first through telescopes then through robotic cameras that were flown in space craft and then, finally, by astronauts, who landed on the surface of the Moon and were able to touch it first-hand.”

 

22. Exterior of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

 

23. Banner advertising the ‘Apollo’s Muse: The Moon in the Age of Photography’ exhibition outside the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

 

24. Exhibition room.

 

25. ‘Everyone’s Moon 2015-11-04 14:22:59’ by Penelope Umbrico.

 

26. ‘Everyone’s Moon 2015-11-04 14:22:59’ by Penelope Umbrico.

 

STORYLINE:

 

To celebrate the 50thanniversary of the Apollo 11 lunar landing (the first manned mission to the Moon), the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York is presenting a collection of photographs and contemporary art of the Moon in an exhibition entitled; ‘Apollo’s Muse: the Moon in the Age of Photography’.

 

The exhibition features more than 170 photographs together with a selection of related drawings, prints, paintings, films, video art, astronomical instruments, and cameras used by Apollo astronauts.

 

‘Apollo’s Muse’ traces the progress of astronomical photography and the attempts to produce ever-sharper images of the moon, particularly during the 130-year period between the invention of photography in 1839 and the moon landing in 1969, as astronomers and artists capitalized on technological improvements to cameras and telescopes to create ever more accurate visual records of the lunar surface.

 

Exhibition highlights include two newly discovered lunar daguerreotypes from the 1840s, believed to be the earliest existing photographs of the moon, and works by such pioneers of lunar photography as Warren De La Rue, Lewis Morris Rutherfurd, and John Adams Whipple.

 

A stunning photographic atlas of the moon, produced at the Paris Observatory between 1894 and 1908 by the astronomers Maurice Loewy and Pierre Puiseux, will be displayed for the first time in its entirety.

 

The exhibition runs until 22nd September 2019.

 

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