Art of the Airport Tower

A photographic journey to airports worldwide.

More than mere aviation artifacts, they are monumental abstractions, symbols of cultural expression, and testimonies of technological change.

The exhibition brings a heightened awareness of the architectural beauty and historical significance of these structures.


  • 50 large-format framed photographs

  • 50 text labels to accompany each photograph

  • Six text panels/essays


Educational activity material developed by NASM Education Department, exhibition script, sample press release, images for press, exhibition book.


Space Required

234 linear feet


One (1) Temperature Controlled Truck from a Fine Art carrier

Tour Availability

Spring 2023 and beyond

Produced By

Art of the Airport Tower is a travelling exhibition from Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum toured internationally by Flying Fish.


Presenting Partner

Tour History and Itinerary

Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum

Washington, DC, USA view map

November 1, 2023 – November 30, 2016

College Park Aviation Museum

College Park, MD, USA view map

December 19, 2016 – March 10, 2017

Tellus Science Museum

Cartersville, GA, USA view map

March 27, 2017 – September 22, 2017

U.S. Space & Rocket Center

Huntsville, AL, USA view map

October 9, 2017 – December 29, 2017

Aerospace Museum of California

McClellan, CA, USA view map

April 16, 2018 – July 6, 2018

The Terrace Gallery, City of Orlando

Orlando, FL, USA view map

February 4, 2019 – April 26, 2019

Frontiers of Flight Museum

Dallas, TX, USA view map

May 13, 2019