BLACKBALL: Illuminating Negro Leagues Baseball
August 27 – October 4, 2012
Reception: Thursday, September 13, 2012 | 5:30 – 7:30pm
Organized by the Arts Horizons LeRoy Neiman Art Center in partnership with the Harlem Historical Society and the Harlem Black Yankees, and sponsored by Abyssinian Development Corporation, this exhibition includes paintings, fiber art, sculpture, giclée prints and digital renderings created by a selection of emerging and established artists dedicated to sports, storytelling and history. Participating artists include Donald “Sunn” Anderson, Lou Grant, Charles Hearn, Rod Ivey, LeRoy Neiman, Kadir Nelson, George Preston, Sherry Shine and Grace Y. Williams.
The “Blackball” exhibit tells the history of the all-black professional baseball league from 1920 up until 1962. Several familiar names are showcased including Jackie Robinson, Hank Aaron and Willie Mays, along with players who were huge in the Negro leagues but never made it in the majors.
The Illuminating Negro League Baseball exhibition supports the Friends of Colonel Young Park.
LeRoy Neiman Art Center
Frederick Douglass Boulevard and 148th Street
Harlem, New York