In The Color of the Moon exhibition, visitors have the opportunity to experience an interactive gallery space which features the historic NASA footage of the first lunar landing in 1969, opportunities to listen to music inspired by the moon, and an area for sketching and writing inspired by the paintings in the exhibition. Visitors can also contribute their stories and memories of the lunar landing on a magnetic wall.  We recently came upon some poems that visitors wrote in the sketchbook in the space.

Poem #1:

The breeze that swayed the

day daylight trees

Has faded with the sun

and left the dandelions alone

Out in the cool, green fields

Where bees tend to the honey

Given them by wildflowers

That stand in rows, their petals

closed against the evening mist

Sleep now, and I will keep you safe

Until the morning comes

And should the night bring you

to tears

I’ll be right by your side

But sleep for now and let me

rock you in this quiet night

While summer stars

Like lanterns far

Wait for tomorrow’s dawn

-Salerno, Museum Visitor

Poem #2:

The First fireflies,

compete with the crescent moon,

The peepers waning,

The wild mountain laurel

will bloom

over these longest days,

more fireflies

more moon, please!

-G., Museum Visitor

Poem #3:

The moonlight reflects on a lone pale face

Illuminating all that which we try to escape

At daybreak we will lose the mystery of night

Who wraps us in her gentle embrace

In the universe small specks of dust, descending on forever

Anna, Museum Visitor


If you feel inspired after viewing the exhibition, please stop into the interactive gallery to contribute your thoughts and creative responses. We will contribute them periodically online.