Flying Over Time: The Spirit of St. Louis Exhibition – History, Art, and Aviation Science

Title: Clearing The Trees
Media: Mixed media with photography on board
Size: 24″ x 30″
Artist: Nova Hall

Experience the wonder of aviation history with Flying Over Time: The Spirit of St. Louis exhibition! This one-of-a-kind exhibition seamlessly blends historic narrative, art, and aviation science, creating an educational mission that is both captivating and powerful.

Inspired by the original photography of Donald A. Hall, Sr., the exhibition includes large prints of rare black and white photos that offer a glimpse into the 60-day designing, engineering, and construction of the iconic Spirit of St. Louis aircraft. Adding to the historical significance of the exhibition, original artwork by Nova Hall features bright pop-art colors that blend surrealism, historical facts, and original photos within the Arte Povera movement.

In addition to the original artwork and photography, the exhibition space has also facilitated children’s art workshops, award ceremonies, paper-airplane competitions, and special private events for displaying original memorabilia from the collection. The exhibition premiered at Arizona State University in 2011 and received great acclaim.

The exhibition’s educational mission has been recognized by the Smithsonian Institution, and a proposal for a traveling exhibition has been submitted. This proposal includes the theatrical play written by Nova Hall about his grandfather, making it a must-see experience for anyone interested in aviation history. Nova Hall’s experience developing this traveling exhibition was an integral part of his BA degree in Integrative Arts and Sciences from Arizona State University. Don’t miss this unique and inspiring exhibition that brings history to life in an innovative and memorable way.