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Project Mars Exhibition

In 2018, NASA invited college students and novice art professionals to share their excitement in an art competition about the space agency's goal of returning to the Moon, with the ultimate aim of placing a person on the surface of the planet Mars. 

The University of Houston-Downtown is happy to house the winning entries in its O'Kane Gallery for a two-week special event, "Project Mars," beginning January 16th.  Included are four films and eight posters produced by young artists from all over the world.  In each is an expression of genuine optimism and a refreshing inclusivity that communicates NASA's ambitions while skirting conventional company messaging.  The moving and still images bring back the memories of delighted astonishment of anyone who witnessed the first Moon landing. 

More information about the artists can be found at

Closing Reception: January 30th at noon.

Thursday, January 30 at 10:00am to 5:00pm

O'Kane Gallery
One Main St. (3rd floor of Girard St. Building near the Welcome Center) Houston, TX 77002

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