Baseball featured at the American Folk Art Museum

The Perfect Game: America Looks at Baseball is a new exhibition at New York’s American Folk Art Museum on view through February 1, 2004.

This exhibition celebrates baseball with over 100 art objects from the 1840s to the present day in a wide variety of media including portraits, weathervanes, advertising figures, signs, textures ailes, croquet wickets, carnival figures, arcade games, and other baseball ephemera such as score cards and baseball cards.

“This exhibition wonderfully illustrates the deep impact of baseball on our national consciousness and c

The Perfect Game: America Looks at Baseball is a new exhibition at New York’s American Folk Art Museum on view through February 1, 2004.

This exhibition celebrates baseball with over 100 art objects from the 1840s to the present day in a wide variety of media including portraits, weathervanes, advertising figures, signs, textures ailes, croquet wickets, carnival figures, arcade games, and other baseball ephemera such as score cards and baseball cards.

“This exhibition wonderfully illustrates the deep impact of baseball on our national consciousness and culturae 19th century ass aal heritage,” says Gerard C. Wertkin, the museum’s director. “The engaging objects that will be on view document how the game inspired generations of folk artists and entered everyday life in remarkable ways, in the 19th century as well as today.”

Works in the exhibition are drawn from private and public collections around the country including the renowned Gladstone Collection of Baseball Art.



Originally published: June 20, 2003. Last Updated: June 20, 2003.

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