A creative collaboration with the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston
About SkyWaves at River Oaks District
SkyWaves is a creative collaboration between River Oaks District and Contemporary Arts Museum Houston. The site-specific installation was created to celebrate the 50th anniversary of NASA’s Apollo 11 mission which put mankind on the moon on July 20, 1969.
Inspired by the Mylar space blankets designed by NASA in 1964, each of the four 50-foot SkyWaves quadrants is made of over 1,000 hand-cut flags, referencing the first U.S. flag planted on the moon by astronauts Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong. Produced by local creative studio MATTER, SkyWaves took a team of 15 people over 2,400 hours to build.
Our Lunar Landing Celebration
We’ll be celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Lunar Landing alongside the City of Houston all summer long. With receptions celebrating SkyWaves, activations and celebrations of one of mankind’s greatest adventures.
Join us on June 20, 2019 from 6:00 - 8:00pm to celebrate the launch of Skywaves with a special activation. Make a night of it by visiting our fabulous restaurants or kicking back in Air Conditioned IPIC for a tribute screening of Spaceballs with a special live stream from NASA at 9:56PM.
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