The Moon Museum

Tiny Histories

Mar 17 2022 • 18 mins

During  the 1960s, just after the Apollo 11 mission had taken Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin to the surface of the moon, a rogue group of artists, including Robert Rauschenberg and Andy Warhol, were hatching a plan. If they were successful, they'd smuggle an entire museum of contemporary art onto the moon.

In this episode, Jade Dellinger,  Director of the Bob Rauschenberg Gallery at  Florida SouthWestern State College talks about how the idea for the Moon Museum started at Max's Kansas City, and how, with the help of an organization called Experiments in Art and Technology (E.A.T.), it turned into a master plan that ultimately worked. Dellinger also tells his own story, and how Rauschenberg and the Moon Museum changed the course of his life.