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levasseurj
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posted 08-30-2014 08:17 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for levasseurj   Click Here to Email levasseurj     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'm working on something for my dissertation about artistic representations of Apollo, and other than a mural that was on a building at Drexel University and the big murals and art collection at the National Air and Space Museum, I'm not aware of large pieces in public or private buildings.

I'd imagine there are some at NASA, but does anyone know of other installations?

Robert Pearlman
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posted 08-30-2014 08:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Would the Saturn V painted alongside the building housing the rocket at Johnson Space Center count?

There's also the Eric Ober space sculpture garden opposite Johnson Space Center.

In addition to the National Air and Space Museum and Johnson Space Center, Robert McCall's murals can be found at the National Gallery of Art, the Pentagon and Disney World Resort's Epcot (according to Wikipedia).

LM-12
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posted 08-30-2014 09:09 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for LM-12     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The Marshall Space Flight Center website mentions this mural at the airport.

The mural at Dryden (now Armstrong) Flight Research Center does include the lunar landing at top right.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 08-30-2014 09:38 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If sculptures are appropriate, than there is a statue of Gene Cernan at the base the lunar module outside the Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center in Hutchinson, Kansas.

There are also identical statues of Jack Swigert, in his Apollo A7L spacesuit, in the Capitol Building in Washington and at the airport in Denver, Colorado.

DougS
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posted 09-02-2014 11:49 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for DougS   Click Here to Email DougS     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The Kansas Cosmosphere has a stunning 7' by 14' Robert McCall painting.

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