July 21, 2017

 In MOA Artwork of the Week

Robert McCall, Lunar Landing

Robert McCall (b.1919), Lunar Landing (The Apollo Story 3/7), 1973, lithograph, 22 1/2 x 30 1/8 inches. Brigham Young University Museum of Art, gift of Dr. and Mrs. Bryon C. Butler, 1977.

 

On this day in 1969, spaceflight Apollo 11 landed on the Moon, and Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first men to walk on the surface on the Moon. This lithograph by Robert McCall depicts the lunar landing with the small spacecraft approaching the surface of the moon, with the Earth looming in the background.

 

 

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