Sport in Art from American Museums

At The Tracks / On the Courts / In The Fields  – The Director’s Choice

12 x 9 in. Soft cover catalog.

Organized for the National Art Museum of Sport Inaugural Exhibition, 1990

Foreword by George A. Plimpton, American journalist, writer, literary editor, actor and occasional amateur sportsman.

Preface by Reilly Rhodes, Director, NAMOS

Introduction by J. Carter Brown, director, National Gallery of Art, Washington


128 pages, sixty-eight works of art from fifty-four (54) museums, each selected by the directors of the lending museums in celebration of NAMOS funded by the Eli Foundation with the support of the IBM Corporation, Inc.  the exhibition toured nationally to the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, the Phoenix Art Museum, and the IBM Gallery in New York. All of the works of art are reproduced in color, each with didactic label text written by the museum directors of American Museums – Each work of art was selected by the lending directors.


Lending museums include:  Addison Gallery of American Art; Phillips Academy; Albrecht-Knox Art Gallery; Joe Brown Foundation; Delaware Art Museum; The Bowers Museum; Butler Institute of American Art; Columbus Museum of Art; The Corcoran Gallery of Art; Dayton Art Institute; Detroit Institute of Arts; Edwin A. Ulrich Museum of Art (Wichita State University); El Paso Museum of Art; Everson Museum of Art; Thomas Gilcrease Institute of American History and Art; High Museum of Art; Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution; Indianapolis Museum of Art; Joslyn Art Museum; La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art; Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA); The Metropolitan Museum of Art (The MET); Milwaukee Art Museum; Wright Art Gallery (UCLA); Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth; Montclair Art Museum; Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute Museum of Art; Museo de Arte de Ponce; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Museum of Modern Art; National Gallery of Art (NGA); National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution; National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts; Philadelphia Museum of Art; The Phillips Collection; Phoenix Art Museum; Portland Museum of Art, Maine; Wichita Art Museum; San Diego Museum of Art; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum; University of Pennsylvania; University of Tennessee; Brigham Young University Museum of Fine Arts; American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters; Whitney Museum of American Art; Yale Center for British Art; Yale University Art Gallery; Santa Barbara Museum of Art; Terra Museum of American Art; Museum of the City of New York; Peabody Museum of Salem; New-York Historical Society; and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.


A total of forty-four (44) artists are included with works of art that date from 550 AD to 1987


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