Uncommon Knowledge: What museum is out of this world?

Moon Watch | UncommonGoodsA mere 240,000 miles away from earth, the Moon Museum is definitely worth a visit the next time you’re in the neighborhood. Created in 1969, it offers works by such prominent artists as Andy Warhol, Robert Rauschenberg and Claes Oldenburg. Granted, the museum is a little small. It is built from a specially-made ceramic tile that measures .5 x .75 inches. The tile, which is engraved with six different works of art, was never officially approved by NASA and was smuggled aboard the Apollo 12 spacecraft. Astronauts then supposedly mounted the tiny gallery on a leg of the landing module, which remained on the surface of the moon when the expedition returned home. Critics complain that, while it boast spectacular views, the Moon Museum is entirely lacking in atmosphere.

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Written by Nathan

Nathan is a copywriter, who helps create our product descriptions as well as our weekly emails. He is also a nationally award-winning musical theater writer, whose work includes an adaptation of Lois Lowry’s novel The Giver. Nathan has also been a classical violinist, tutored Kazakhstani jewelers in entrepreneurship, created large-scale games played across entire city blocks, served as a missionary in South Korea, conducted experiments in sonoluminescence, co-founded an exotic fruit-growing business, was a theater critic for Tucson Weekly, and as a teenager composed a women’s jazz quartet that is currently performed around the world.

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