Free library exhibit explores the history of American baseball

There are only a few more weeks to check out the free baseball exhibit at the Hennepin County – Minneapolis Central Library. The exhibit uses photos, videos and artifacts to explore the history of American baseball, from its mid-19th-century beginnings on rural fields and urban sandlots to the major league game of today. 

The exhibit, organized by Bank of America, comprises works from the Bank of America Collection and contributions from the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, Major League Baseball Productions, the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, the Norman Rockwell Museum, and Florentine Films.

The exhibit features George Brace’s photographs of baseball heroes, Jim Dow’s triptychs of  major league stadiums, signed player jerseys, magazines, books, video from Ken Burns and Lynn Novick’s “The Tenth Inning” 2010 documentary, and a special “great moments” section of  audio and press photographs of baseball highlights. The exhibit also includes works by iconic photographers Garry Winogrand and Ernest C. Withers; illustrators J.C. Leyendecker and Lonie Bee; and writers Jimmy Breslin, W. P. Kinsella, and Doris Kearns Goodwin. 

Exhibit: Baseball: America’s Game
Now through June 15
Open during regular library hours*
Minneapolis Central library, Cargill Hall, 300 Nicollet Mall

*Library hours: 

Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Tuesday, Thursday: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Sunday: noon - 5 p.m.


Published May 23, 2012