'Star Trek' Celebrates 50th Anniversary With Traveling Art Gallery

NEW YORK -- To celebrate the 50th anniversary of "Star Trek: The Original Series," CBS has curated a traveling art gallery featuring 50 "Star Trek"-inspired pieces by 50 artists from 10 countries. The gallery features a wide variety of art, including photography by the late Leonard Nimoy, known for his role as Spock.

"Star Trek: 50 Artists. 50 Years" features works of art in both two and three dimensions, with materials that range from paint on canvas to stringy fabrics and even a cereal box. See our photo gallery of the New York City exhibit here

The global art tour was first unveiled at San Diego Comic-Con this summer. The exhibit then arrived in New York City, where the art was on display at the Paley Center for Media, from Sept. 16 to 25. Next, the gallery will head to Birmingham, England, for the show's first European viewing, at "Destination Star Trek Europe." That event will run from Oct. 7 to 9 and is set to be Europe's biggest "Star Trek" celebration yet, the event's website said.

Liz Kalodner, executive vice president of CBS consumer products and organizer of the "Star Trek" art gallery, said she reached out to about 100 artists from around the world to find 50 pieces to feature in the gallery. These artists work with a variety of styles and different types of mediums, Kalodner said, resulting in a gallery as diverse as the characters of the series.  

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Hanneke Weitering
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Hanneke Weitering is a multimedia journalist in the Pacific Northwest reporting on the future of aviation at FutureFlight.aero and Aviation International News and was previously the Editor for Spaceflight and Astronomy news here at Space.com. As an editor with over 10 years of experience in science journalism she has previously written for Scholastic Classroom Magazines, MedPage Today and The Joint Institute for Computational Sciences at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. After studying physics at the University of Tennessee in her hometown of Knoxville, she earned her graduate degree in Science, Health and Environmental Reporting (SHERP) from New York University. Hanneke joined the Space.com team in 2016 as a staff writer and producer, covering topics including spaceflight and astronomy. She currently lives in Seattle, home of the Space Needle, with her cat and two snakes. In her spare time, Hanneke enjoys exploring the Rocky Mountains, basking in nature and looking for dark skies to gaze at the cosmos.