Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory Presents The Story of Negro League Baseball

. July 16, 2010 . 0 Comments

Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory is proud to announce a poignant exhibition about gifted athletes, discrimination and fortunes won and lost. Award-winning artist and author Kadir Nelson’s book WE ARE THE SHIP: The Story of Negro League Baseball, is the basis for this stunning show, a oneof- a-kind collection of paintings and sketches. In addition to the artwork, the exhibition will include artifacts from Negro League players such as Satchel Paige, Roy Campanella and Willie Mays. The exhibit runs from April 25 – September 6, 2010.

Now through Sept. 6, Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory is hosting a very special temporary exhibition – The Story of Negro League Baseball. Based on the award-winning book WE ARE THE SHIP: The Story of Negro League Baseball by author and artist Kadir Nelson, the exhibit is filled with stunning one-of-a-kind paintings and sketches. Along with Nelson’s artwork, the exhibit features rare baseball artifacts from some of the Negro League’s greatest players such as Satchel Paige, Roy Campanella and Willie Mays. Artifacts are on loan from the private collection of Ron and Mitchell Leff, 7mainstreet.com.

“This is a moving and brilliant tribute to contribution of African Americans to the game and our nation’s culture,” says Anne Jewell, Executive Director of Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory. “We believe our visitors will be inspired by Kadir Nelson’s exquisite storytelling, and the additional artifacts are rare historic pieces, some of them never before displayed publically,”
adds Jewell.

Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory is located on the corner of 8th and Main in the heart of downtown Louisville.

www.sluggermuseum.com

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