UPCOMING:

BARBARA PREY PROJECTS, MAINE

Barbara Prey will have three distinct exhibitions at Barbara Prey Projects in Port Clyde, ME, opening on July 1, 2020. Please click here for more information.

Hupper Island 8AM, 2019, Oil on canvas, 12 x 16 inches

ONGOING:

NASSAU COUNTY MUSEUM OF ART, ROSLYN, NY

Barbara Prey is included in the exhibition BLUE at the Nassau Museum of Art. As the museum is temporarily closed due to COVID-19, the exhibition will be extended through November.

Time Travelers, Watercolor on paper, 25 x 39 inches

MASS MoCA, North Adams, MASS.

MASS MoCA’s commission of Barbara Prey’s painting, the world’s largest watercolor, currently on long term exhibition at MASS MoCA.

Barbara Prey's painting installed at MASS MoCA

Barbara Prey’s painting installed at MASS MoCA

RECENT:

NASSAU COUNTY MUSEUM OF ART, ROSLYN, NY

Energy: The Power of Art, July 20 – November 3
A special series of  never before exhibited paintings and drawings from Barbara Prey’s four NASA commissions were featured

International Space Station II, 2003, Watercolor on paper, 28 x 40 inches

International Space Station II, 2003, Watercolor on paper, 28 x 40 inches

“After the debut of her stunning MassMOCA site-specific masterpiece, the world’s largest watercolor, Barbara Prey’s international fame only soared higher. The first woman commissioned more than once by NASA to be an artist in residence, she created the official commemorative print for the space shuttle Columbia. Her first-hand stories of working with NASA are glimpses into the excitement of art’s highest-level interaction with science.”     -Museum Director Charles Riley

NCMA Energy Exhibition Wall Text

HANCOCK SHAKER MUSEUM, PITTSFIELD, MASS.

Borrowed Light: Barbara Ernst Prey

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SPACE CENTER HOUSTON, TEXAS

NASA 60th Anniversary Art Exhibition

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“Space Center Houston showcases the artistic side of space exploration, displaying some of the most famous artists of the 20th century in a new exhibit open now through Jan. 6. To help celebrate NASA’s 60th anniversary on Oct. 1, we are preparing a display of more than 25 works of art, including paintings, photography, poetry and musical compositions.

BARBARA ERNST PREY | The International Space Station, 2002, Watercolor. Prey chose watercolor for this rendering of the International Space Station before its construction was completed. Watercolor lends itself to fragility, freshness, drenched colors and speed. This work was the first of four NASA commissions for Prey. For this and her other paintings Prey visited NASA centers and did extensive research”.     -Space Center Houston Catalogue Esssay

International Space Station, NASA Commission