Project Launch

Blumenfeld’s project in collaboration with NASA, Astromaterials 3D, goes live, bringing a virtual interactive 3D library of NASA’s Apollo Lunar Samples and Antarctic Meteorites Collections to researchers and the public for the first time.

Exhibition at Maier Museum of Art

Time and Place: Water, Sky, Land, curated by Anne Wilkes Tucker, opens at Maier Museum of Art, Randolph College, Lynchburg, VA. Exhibiting alongside Mark Klett, James Balog and Terry Evans, Blumenfeld exhibits her Encyclopedia of Trajectories drawings.

Houston Public Art Award

Blumenfeld is awarded a public art grant from the Houston Mayoral Office of Cultural Affairs and Art League Houston to create a community-embedded sculpture from her Sky Scrolls series, collecting people’s memories and stories of their experiences of the night sky.

Lecture at University of Houston School of Art

University of Houston School of Art presents Blumenfeld’s talk, Consequence of Wonder, a journey into the connections between the human and lithic realms, stories of our cosmic heritage, links between wonder and wellbeing, and her work over the last 20 years.

NASA Feature Article

NASA Effort Digitizes Moon Rock, Making 3D Sample Available Beyond Researchers. By Noah Michelsohn. NASA feature on Blumenfeld’s Astromaterials 3D project teaser release of the first lunar sample picked up on the Moon, celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11.

Astromaterials 3D Project First Preview Release

Blumenfeld’s project in collaboration with NASA, Astromaterials 3D, shares the first public preview release with the public of the first lunar sample picked up on the Moon in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11.

NASA Feature Article

Fireballs and Wonder: Artist Explores New Trajectories for Making NASA’s Astromaterials Accessible and Relatable. By Morgan McAllister. NASA feature highlighting Blumenfeld’s artist-in-residence creating her Astromaterials 3D project at Johnson Space Center.

Rice University Feature Article

Shooting stars blazing on campus: Golden meditation on meteors by artist Erika Blumenfeld runs through Oct. 26. By Katharine Shilcutt. Rice University features new installation of Blumenfeld’s Encyclopedia of Trajectories drawings.

Lecture at Moody Center for the Arts

Rice Public Art hosts Blumenfeld for a talk and panel discussion detailing her practice, her current installation at the Rice BioScience Research Collaborative, and her research in meteors and astromaterials. Followed by a conversation with her NASA colleagues.