Starry Nights: Visions of the Night Sky

February 1 - June 15, 2020

Opening Reception: Saturday, February 1, 3 - 5 p.m.

Marc Muench,  Figueroa Mountain Under the Milky Way on May 26, 2016

Marc Muench, Figueroa Mountain Under the Milky Way on May 26, 2016

The expanse of the open night sky has served as source of wonder for artists, poets, and scientists across cultures and millennia. Join us in celebrating the awe-inspiring beauty and mystery of the night as we bring Starry Nights: Visions of the Night Sky to the Wildling Museum this February! Featured works range from scientific telescope photography captured at Goleta’s Las Cumbres Observatory, to the nocturne paintings of early California painters Fernand Lungren and Charles Rollo Peters, as well as contemporary dreamscape paintings by artist Nathan Huff and night photography by third-generation landscape photographer Marc Muench.

Starry Nights: Visions of the Night Sky will also serve to illuminate the growing issue of light pollution – a modern phenomenon currently reported to impact more than 83 percent of the world’s population – and current local efforts to reduce its effects for the protection of nocturnal species.

Starry Nights: Visions of the Night Sky is curated by Stacey Otte-Demangate, Executive Director and Lauren Sharp, Assistant Director.

Opening Reception: Saturday, February 1, 2020, 3 - 5 p.m. RSVP to julie@wildlingmuseum.org.