Visit the Bell Museum for Gaia, a touring installation by UK artist Luke Jerram, July 19–August 14

Gaia is an internally-lit sculpture of the Earth featuring imagery from NASA’s Visible Earth project. At 23 feet in diameter, it presents the Earth at a scale 1.8 million times smaller than its real size. The work includes a surround sound composition by BAFTA award-winning composer Dan Jones.

The installation evokes the overview effect, a shift in awareness experienced by some astronauts during space flight. It’s an experience of awe, interconnection, and renewed responsibility to care for the planet.

Additional details on the installation and the Bell's special extended hours


Start date
Tuesday, July 19, 2022, 10 a.m.
End date
Sunday, Aug. 14, 2022, 4 p.m.