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Spencer Finch

Mar 2, 2018

Spencer Finch. Moon Dust (Apollo 17). 2009. Installation view at The Baltimore Museum of Art. Collection of Joanne Gold and Andrew Stern. © Spencer Finch, Courtesy the artist and Galerie Nordenhake Berlin/Stockholm.
Credit Mitro Hood.

Moon Dust (Apollo 17) transforms the BMA’s majestic Fox Court, evoking in viewers a sense of wonder. For the next seven years, museum visitors can enjoy the sublime light installation by Spencer Finch. For this episode of Art Matters, the New York-based artist spoke with BMA Director Christopher Bedford about Moon Dust and how the installation’s 447 lights and 150 fixtures are a scientifically precise representation of the chemical composition of moon dust gathered during the Apollo 17 mission.