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This July, lunar mission artifacts are offered in New York to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the moon landing. Christie's sale on July 18 has important space exploration items, including the Apollo 11 Timeline Book, with handwritten notes by Buzz Aldrin "being the first writing by a human being on a celestial body other than Earth," according to the catalogue.
Philadelphia's key role in the growth of American landscape painting has never been the subject of a major museum exhibition. From the Schuylkill to the Hudson delves into the important and underexplored tradition of landscape painting in Philadelphia from the Early American Republic to the Centennial Exhibition and how that tradition shaped the better-known Hudson River School in New York State. PAFA's exhibition, along with the accompanying catalog, illuminates the growth of the landscape genre from its roots, through its rise into the public consciousness, and as a leading area of art historical interest.