From October 18 to November 24, 2019, the BDC28 Space of Parma will host the exhibition The Bright Side of the Moon – Vintage photographs from NASA archives .
Through 170 vintage photographs of the NASA archives, the exhibition intends to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the lunar landing of Neil Armstrong and associates: the images depict the very first launches and training (1950-1966), the missions of the Mercury (1960-1963), Gemini (1964-1966) and Apollo (1966-1972) programs, as well as the Apollo 13 and Apollo 15 roadbooks.
The Bright Side of the Moon will bring to Parma a fragment of the role of photography in the American space program of the Sixties and Seventies. It is not excessive to consider photography as a key element in the media operation that the NASA institutes carried out in order to capture the attention of the public and awaken a collective feeling of participation in the space exploration plan. The shots shown here, presented in the greatest museums in the world, are the same as those originally used by NASA both as an object of study and scientific study, and as official documentation to be submitted to investors, as well as for advertising and dissemination purposes.
From 18 October to 24 November 2019
BDC28 – PARMA
Borgo delle Colonne, 28 – 43121 Parma – Italy
Timetable: Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 16 to 20