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Starstruck: The Fine Art of Astrophotography

April 5 – August 2, 2014

Colorado, East, South One, South Two Galleries

Starstruck: The Fine Art of Astrophotography is among the first major exhibitions to explore astrophotography as an art genre and, together with its attendant catalogue, present new scholarship in this rapidly-evolving field. The exhibition features 106 images by thirty-five artists from around the world.  Nine artists are included by invitation: Michael Benson, Linda Connor, Robert Gendler, Sharon Harper, David Malin, Thomas Ruff, Hans-Christian Schink, Alfred Stieglitz, and Jacqueline Woods. The remaining artists were selected through a juried format.

Starstruck presents the genre through a variety of subjects, from landscapes to deep sky objects, and includes historically significant photographs such as the first successful image of the solar analemma.  

Starstruck: The Fine Art of Astrophotography is organized by Anthony Shostak, Curator of Education and Lead Curator, Bates College Museum of Art.


How The National Parks Can Save Our View Of The Stars WPM Interview


The Anatomy of Startstruck: Written and produced by Eric Wollman, Professor of Physics, Bates College; Executive producer Anthony Shostak, Curator of Education, Bates College Museum of Art


Public Programs:                               

Wednesday, July 9, 8:30-10 pm, UW Art Museum
An Evening Under the Stars: Storytelling, Music and Astrophotography


July 13-20
Launch Pad workshop


  • Funded in part by an anonymous sponsor, FMC Corporation, UW Art Museum Gala Funds, Wyoming Public Radio, and the Wyoming Arts Council through the Wyoming State Legislature and the National Endowment for the Arts

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Left: Warren Keller (American), Alnitak and Horsehead Region of Orion, 2011, Durst Lambda laser print on FujiFlex, 29-1/4 x 43 inches, courtesy of Bates College Museum of Art

Right: Jay Pasachoff (American), Easter Island Eclipse, July 11, 2010, archival inkjet print, 26-7/8 x 30-1/4 inches, courtesy of Bates College Museum of Art

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