Please send inquiries regarding specific exhibitions to the curator and contact listed on the correlating press release. For additional images, please send inquiries to Exhibition Designer, Julie Harper.

Press Releases

Join NUMU for the Summer Celebration   |   Saturday, June 24

Power of the Page: Artists’ Books as Agents for Change   |   May 4 - Sept 17, 2017

Abstracts from Life: Bay Area Figurative Past and Present  |  March 24, 2017 - September 10, 2017

Image 1: SUHAS BHUJBAL. Flower Market, 2016. Oil on canvas. Courtesy of the artist and Andrea Schwartz Gallery.
Image 2: JENNIFER POCHINSKI. The Wonderful Race, 2016. Oil on panel. Courtesy of the artist and Dolby Chadwick Gallery

A Call to Collect | January 27- June 4

Fall 2016 Exhibitions

Cement Prairie: The History and Legacy of the American Indian Urban Relocation Program of 1952   |   November 3 - June 25

Image 1: Ilka Hartmann. Preparing for the Dance, 1973.
Image 2: ILKA . Urban Indian Car, Oakland, CA, about 1971.

Announcing Maureen Cappon-Javey as NUMU Deputy Director

A Journey in Time: Los Gatos History Project | September 22 and ongoing 

McMoons: How a Band of Scientists Saved Lunar Image History |  September 22 - May 14 

Image 1: Earthrise Image, restored and unrestored, NASA Lunar Orbiter 1, 1966. Courtesy of SkyCorp and Lunar Orbiter Image Recovery Project.
Image 2: High Resolution Photograph 2162_h3, 1966, View of the Copernicus Crater, NASA Lunar Orbiter 2, 1966. Courtesy of SkyCorp and Lunar Orbiter Image Recovery Project.

 

PAST

 

Making Contact SETI Artist In Residence | October 27 to March 4

Image 1: CHARLES LINDSAY, Wormhole Generator, 2016. Courtesy of the artist.
Image 2: CHARLES LINDSAY, Deep Time Audio Extraction Device, 2016. Mixed media. Courtesy of the artist.
Image 3: MARTIN WILNER, January 2015: Jill Tarter (Making History: The Case Histories) (recto), 2015, Ink and watercolor, 16.5 x 17.125 inches. Courtesy of the artist. 

In the Heart of the Wild: Anne Brigman and Her Circle | July 14, 2016 – January 8, 2017

Image 1: ANNE BRIGMAN. Finis, 1912. Photogravure. Courtesy of Judy Dater. 
Image 2: ANNE BRIGMAN. Puck with Bubble,  1906. Photogravure. Courtesy of Judy Dater.

Script & Scribble: The Art and History of Handwriting | May 19 to October 6

Image 1: Palmer Alphabet
Image 2: Handwriting Workbook

Mitchell vs. Steinbeck | May 12 to October 6

Image 1: Ruth Comfort Mitchell
Image 2: John Steinbeck, circa 1939.

Et in Arcadia Ego |  June 2 to October 2

Image 1: Attributed to Nicolas Poussin, Promised Land, c. 1650
Image 2: DAVID LIGARE, Et in Arcadia Ego, 2016
Image 3: ASTRID PRESTON, Mountain Path, 1989
Image 4: STEPHANIE PEEK, Deeper 1, 2011
Image 5: ODD NERDRUM, In Arcadia (Self Portrait), 2011

Hats Off: Highlights from the NUMU Permanent History Collection |  March 24, 2016 – June 26, 2016

Image 1: West Point Shako, 1954. 
Image 2: Brown Velvet Woman's Toque. 
Image 3: Milliner's Hats, Courtesy of Wayne Wichern

 

Press Releases and Image Files for Upcoming and Current Exhibitions