On the Radar: The Moon Museum at the Tampa Museum of Art, starring Warhol, Rauschenberg, Novros and more

the artist who organized the project, in 1969 a rogue engineer smuggled a copy of the tile onto moon-bound Apollo 12’s landing module (which remains on the lunar surface today). Whether this modern legend is true—the question behind a recent episode of PBS series  History Detectives featuring Dellinger—remains a mystery. The Moon Museum, June 18-Aug. 1, Tampa Museum of Art, 120 W. Gasparilla Plaza, Tampa, tampamuseum.org.

Welcome to On the Radar, where we preview upcoming events to mark your calendars for. When telepathic aliens in zero-carbon-footprint space ships happen upon whatever remains of homo sapiens in the next millennium, one of their oddest encounters might be with a postage stamp-sized ceramic chip on the moon.

The so-called Moon Museum (pictured) takes the form of a wafer-thin tile imprinted with drawings by famed artists Robert Rauschenberg, David Novros, Claes Oldenburg, Forrest Myers, John Chamberlain and Andy Warhol, reproduced in an edition of up to 20. This week, a miniature exhibition featuring one of the tiles—owned by Tampa-based collector and independent curator Jade Dellinger—lands at the Tampa Museum of Art. According to Myers,

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