Drawn from The Heckscher Museum of Art’s collection, Moonstruck features a broad range of artwork inspired by the moon and moonlight. From the nineteenth century to the present, artists have gravitated to the moon for reasons scientific, mythic, and symbolic. These celestial artworks explore the enduring fascination with the moon in all its phases. On view through Sept. 18.
Constant and ever-changing, the moon reflects the sun’s light as it orbits earth. People use the cyclical waxing and waning of the moon to mark the passage of time and witness its gravitational force in the tides. At once tantalizingly within reach and achingly distant, the moon has inspired scientific study, space travel, and countless beliefs, traditions, and stories.
Coinciding with the Moonstruck exhibition: Potions 101: Lunar Elixirs on May 12, 7 to 9 pm – Participants will delve into the world or lunar elixirs and moon wisdom, then create their own moon potions. Registration required. More information at Heckscher.org/potions101