Waxing & Waning: A Companion Exhibition to Museum of the Moon

Moon Side, James Turrell, 1999

Waxing & Waning: A Companion Exhibition to Museum of the Moon

October 1, 2021 - December 1, 2021

Barry Art Museum presents a jewel box companion exhibition to Luke Jerram’s Museum of the MoonWaxing & Waning examines views of the moon from the macro and microcosmos alike. The exhibition combines artworks from our own collection alongside works graciously loaned by renowned local ODU Art Professors, The Chrysler Museum of Art, and scientific specimens from the Michael and Kimthanh Lê Digital Theater and Planetarium. 

Critical scientific contributions, the artists’ eye, and environmental change connected to lunar pull on the Tidewater region are all considered in harmony. We are pleased to offer two events in conjunction with the exhibition. First is Earth Without Moon, a conversation between internationally exhibited artist and ODU Art Department Chair Peter Eudenbach and Hans-Peter Plag, scientist and ODU Ocean, Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences Professor. The second is the panel discussion On Passing Time and Rising Tides: Voices of Resilience in Tidewater and Beyond, a conversation about flooding in Tidewater Virginia.


Free Monthly Lecture Series is a series of conversations inspired by Luke Jerram’s Museum of the Moon and its companion exhibition Waxing & Waning. All recordings of the past Fall 2021 Lectures are available to watch on the Barry Art Museum Youtube Page.





Exhibiting Artists:

Ansel Adams

Peter Eudenbach

Kota Ezawa

Rockwell Kent

Gretta Pratt

James Turrell