Smithsonian Affiliate, Western Spirit: Scottsdale’s Museum of the West (SMoW), is among many institutions celebrating the 50th anniversary this year of the Apollo 11 lunar landing with its new exhibition focused on NASA and Western artist, Paul Calle, who was also a U.S. postal stamp designer and prolific pencil sketch artist and illustrator. The Apollo 11 50th anniversary celebration is officially July 16-20, 2019, as Apollo 11's mission in 1969 included the July 16 lift-off and the moon landing and Neil Armstrong's first steps on the moon, which took place on July 20.
Paul Calle’s Life of Exploration: From the Mountains to the Moon is a landmark exhibition that shares the rich artistry of Calle’s work documenting epic moments in American history including Neil Armstrong’s first step on the moon, pioneers of the West, Major League Baseball World Series games and portraits of famous people including President John F. Kennedy and General MacArthur, among others.
The must-see exhibition is available to the public Feb. 19 – Oct. 20, 2020. Remember, our museum is an always-on 72 degrees -- perfect for the It's That Hot summer season here in Scottsdale!