NEGRO LEAGUE EXHIBIT IN THE BRONX
Negro League baseball will return to The Bronx at The Bronx Museum of the Arts, on Thursday, March 31st. The Negro League Baseball Museum will display its “Times, Teams, & Talent” exhibit, in the museum’s South Wing Lower Gallery. The exhibit is sponsored by the 161st Street Business Improvement District. “Times, Teams, & Talent” provides an introduction to the Negro League and baseball greats like -- Jackie Robinson, Josh Gibson, Hank Aaron and Willie Mays. “Times, Teams, & Talent” includes photographs showcasing the history of African-American baseball and the desegregation of Major League Baseball.” In addition to the traveling exhibit, the Museum will screen two Negro League videos: “They Were All Stars” and “Only the Ball Was White.”
“Times, Teams, & Talent” will be open from Thursday, March 31 to Wednesday, April 6th, 2011. It will be open for viewing daily from 11am to 6pm, with the exception of Friday, April 1st when it will be open from 11am to 8pm. The Negro League Baseball Museum is the world’s foremost repository for information and artifacts pertaining to the Negro Leagues. It is based in Kansas City in the 18th and Vine Historic District and is paired with the National Jazz Museum. The Bronx Museum of the Arts is a contemporary art museum that connects diverse audiences to the urban experience through its permanent collection, special exhibitions, and education programs. Reflecting the borough's dynamic communities, the Museum is the crossroad where artists, local residents, national and international visitors meet. The 161st Street BID sponsored The Hispanic Baseball Museum and Hall of Fame exhibit in Lou Gehrig Plaza in 2009. The BID is one of 64 across New York City administered by Small Business Services whose Commissioner is Robert Walsh.