The New York Mets and Our National Pastime
Jul 18 2004
Oct 24 2004
The Queens Museum of Art and the Bronx Museum of the Arts co-present SUBWAY SERIES ®, a dual benchmark exhibition illuminating two of baseball’s most storied franchises: the New York Mets and the New York Yankees. The project consists of two separate exhibitions, each conceptually linked to the museums’ geographic proximity to the stadiums and directly linked through their shared subway stops with the respective teams.
The New York Mets and Our National Pastime charts the team’s transformation over the years, featuring images and objects, art and non-art, as well as works by leading figures in contemporary art addressing the longstanding traditions of baseball. Several new commissioned works, including stadium-based projects, revered memorabilia from private and public collections from around the country, photography, baseball cartoons, and materials documenting key moments in the team’s history will be exhibited. Featured artists include Douglas Blau, Janet Cohen, George Corchia, Adam Cvijanovic, Jim Dow, Barbara Ess, Tony Fitzpatrick, Phil Frost, Bill Gallo, Jessica Gandolf, Mariam Ghani, Susan Grayson, Neil Jenney, Lisa Kereszi, Howard Kozlow, Geraldine Lau, Mara Faye Lethem, David Levinthal, Pia Lindman, Willard Mullin, Rubén Ortiz-Torres, Guy Péne du Bois, Michael Rakowitz, Rhoda Shebell, George Sosnak, Kunié Sugiura, William Wegman, and Kehinde Wiley. The exhibitions are curated by Carlo McCormick and Thomas Solomon.
Opening Reception: Sunday, July 18, 2004, 3-6 pm
For more information about the upcoming events, go to www.queensmuseum.org/education/special_events.htm or call 718.592.9700 ext. 222.
SUBWAY SERIES ® at the Queens Museum of Art and The Bronx Museum of the Arts is sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts. Print media sponsorship is provided by The New York Times. In-kind support is provided by zingmagazine, The New York Times, DailyNewsPix and New York Daily News, Astoria Federal Savings and Cody Color, Ltd. The New York Mets and Our National Pastime at the Queens Museum of Art has been made possible with generous support from The New York Mets, Assemblyman Mark Weprin, Jud Reis and Astoria Federal Savings.
In conjunction with SUBWAY SERIES ®, the Queens Museum of Art and The Bronx Museum of the Arts have partnered with zingmagazine on a 144-page, fully illustrated exhibition catalogue, also serving as the Summer 2004 edition of zingmagazine books #8 (ISBN 0-9749666-3-0). The limited edition publication is available at Queens Museum of Art Museum Shop (718.592.9700 ext. 238), The Bronx Museum of the Arts Museum Shop (www.bxma.org), and zingmagazine (www.zingmagazine.com).
On view at The Bronx Museum of the Arts
SUBWAY SERIES ®: The New York Yankees and the American Dream at The Bronx Museum of the Arts (BxMA) is on view through December 31. BxMA is located at 1040 Grand Concourse, Bronx, NY 10456, tel 718.681.6000, www.bxma.org. Hours: Wednesdays 12-9pm, Thursdays-Sundays 12-6pm, closed Mondays & Tuesdays. Directions: The 4 train to 161st/Yankee Stadium, or the D or B train to 161st/Yankee Stadium or 167th St/Grand Concourse.”