Exhibit Coincides With Marine Aviation Centennial
A temporary exhibition at the National Air and Space Museum
(NASM) is set to open for a year-long run on Jan. 14. Presented in
partnership with the National Museum of the Marine Corps, "Fly
Marines! The Centennial of Marine Corps Aviation: 1912-2012"
observes the 100th anniversary of the birth of Marine Aviation.
"Air Scouts Out"
The Marine Corps Art Program was started in 1942. Its stated
mission is to keep Americans informed about what “their
Marines” were doing at home and overseas. Managed by the
National Museum of the Marine Corps, the collection has grown to
include more than 350 artists and more than 5,500 works of art. The
strength of the collection rests on the authentic and unvarnished
focus these works have on people under the most trying of
"Fly Marines!" presents a broad selection of works from this
collection that document the history of Marine aviation. The
exhibition also includes several works and artifacts from the
collections of the National Air and Space Museum. It opens Jan. 14
and closes Jan. 6, 2013. (Image credit: Lt. Col. Albert Michael