NASA celebrated its 60th anniversary last year, and the 50th anniversary of the first men landing on the Moon this year. To commemorate those and many other milestones, Gallery Nucleus organizes A Tribute to NASA’s 60th Anniversary, a group show of more than two dozen international artists. Their paintings, drawings, prints and other artistic renderings interpret the space agency’s heroes and accomplishments, including its various missions, from Apollo and Voyager to the Mars rover; first female in space, L.A.-born Sally Ride; NASA African-American mathematician, Katherine Johnson; and even Ham the Astrochimp.

Mike McCain at Gallery Nucleus


For the exhibit’s opening reception, visual strategist Joby Harris from NASA-JPL in nearby Pasadena hosts a discussion on “the history of the NASA art program,” which was established in 1962.

Nucleus Gallery, 210 E. Main St., Alhambra; Sat., July 27, 6-9 p.m., through Aug. 11; free. (626) 458-7477,


Michelle Lin at Gallery Nucleus

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