The LeRoy Neiman Art Center in Harlem, is hosting the historic show on The Negro Leagues. The exhibit opened on August 27th and extends through October 4th (that’s right a few days left). In connection with the show, they have shown Negro League films on Saturdays, free and open to the public.
Last week they showed a short documentary feature “Only the Ball Was White” and was joined by Jim Robinson, a former Negro Leagues player, and Byron Hunter, a filmmaker who screened a segment of his soon-to-be-released film on Babe Ruth and his connections to the Negro Leagues. Artists from the show, and historians, were also present to share their experiences and engage in lively dialogue on the Leagues.
The LeRoy Neiman Art Center has partnered with Harlem Historical Society and the Harlem Black Yankees to present this exhibit. The show is sponsored by Abyssinian Development Corporation and will help to support the Friends of Colonel Young Park – an organization formed for the purpose of revitalizing and maintaining a state-of-the-art youth ball field at Colonel Young Park, at 143rd Street and Lenox Avenue.
The exhibition has been extended through October 16, 2012.
Arts Horizons LeRoy Neiman Art Center
2785 Frederick Douglass Blvd.
near 148th Street
New York, NY
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