"Where Next, Columbus?" Exhibit Hall

ID: SIA2011-0768 and 92-16561-1

Creator: Russo, Carolyn

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: 1992

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 05-270, Box 1, Folder: Where Next, Columbus? - Images 1992

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Summary

The exhibit "Where Next, Columbus?" in the National Air and Space Museum begins with a look back at the history of exploration--motives, methods and consequences--from the time of Columbus' arrival in the New World (1492) to the Apollo moon landing in 1969. Two figures - one dressed as an early explorer and one dressed in a space suit - can be seen. Images, objects and manuscripts highlight three case studies in exploration--Spain's enterprises in the Indies, Lewis and Clark's charting of the American West, and the Apollo moon missions. The exhibition also follows our changing conceptions of the Earth and the universe surrounding it as revealed through maps, cosmological diagrams and astronomical images from the past 500 years.

Subject

  • Columbus, Christopher
  • National Air and Space Museum
  • Where Next, Columbus? (Exhibition) (1992: Washington, D.C.)
  • Lewis and Clark Expedition (1804-1806)

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 05-270, Box 1, Folder: Where Next, Columbus? - Images 1992

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu

Date

1992

Restrictions & Rights

No restrictions

Topic

  • Scientific expeditions
  • Explorers
  • Artifacts
  • Mannequins (figures)
  • Outer space
  • Exhibitions
  • Space suits
  • Space sciences
  • Astronautics
  • Astronauts
  • Space

Form/Genre

  • Photographic print
  • Exhibit

ID Number

SIA2011-0768 and 92-16561-1

Physical description

Number of Images: 1; Color: Black and White; Size: 8w x 10h; Type of Image: Exhibit; Medium: Photographic print

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