Image courtesy of The Met.

Access to this exhibit is included in the donation-based price of admission to The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

On July 20, 1969, half a billion viewers around the world watched as the Apollo 11 mission beamed back to Earth the first television footage of American astronauts on the Moon. This groundbreaking moment dramatically influenced the history of images and expanded the bounds of human perception. To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing, The Metropolitan Museum of Art presents visual representations of the Moon from the dawn of photography through the present in the exhibition Apollo’s Muse: The Moon in the Age of Photography. On view through September 22, the show features more than 170 photographs together with a selection of related drawings, prints, paintings, films, video art, astronomical instruments, and cameras used by Apollo astronauts.