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The Art of Annularity

On view in the Perspectives Gallery.

A sculpture for The Art of Annularity exhibition at the Balloon Museum. The sculpture is a large, flat, blue circle suspended in the air by a series of thin metal poles.

In 2023, an annular solar eclipse cast its shadow across a stretch of the western United States. About six months later, in 2024, a total solar eclipse will also pass over the contiguous U.S. In advance of the 2023 annular eclipse, which passed directly over Albuquerque during the 51st Albuquerque International Balloon FiestaⓇ, Albuquerque Public Art put out a call for art inspired by the eclipse. Artists were encouraged to submit proposals related to science, flight, exploration, and astronomy. The works presented in this exhibition were selected by a jury of Albuquerque Arts Board members; Balloon Museum staff; NASA, NOAA, and New Mexico Tech administrators for a temporary public art display on the grounds of the Anderson Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum.

The logo for The Art of Annularity exhibition.