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ENTRY POSTED Feb 29, 2012

Sports Show scores in the media

And the crowd goes wild!

Frances Benjamin Johnston, [Female students playing basketball]
Frances Benjamin Johnston, American 1864-1952
[Female students playing basketball, Western High School, Washington, D.C. ]
from Western High School album ca. 1899
Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division LC-USZ62-71237


The Sports Show opened in MIA’s Target Gallery on Sunday, February 19th to much fanfare.  Grab a seat and catch up on what people are saying.

The Star Tribune cites the power of images and greater culture:  “even those who hate overpaid athletes, stadium debates and Super Bowl commercials will find plenty to chew on.”

Why a photography exhibition about sports?  Amy Carlson Gustafson of the Pioneer Press writes about the history, the balance of art and sports, and how David Little would’ve been run out of town if he didn’t include the right image in the free companion exhibition on view in Gallery 365, The Sports Show:  Minnesota, which also features new image diptychs of former and current Minnesota sports figures such as Rod Carew and Joe Mauer, shot specifically for the show by MCAD professor Katherine Turczan.

Come back for another set of interviews and stories in the next inning.  In the meantime, enter your own images at The Sports Show:  Sports Memories flickr pool for a chance to win a free catalog.  The flickr feed plays outside The Sports Show: Minnesota gallery.


Hop on your bicycle or strap on your skis!  Tickets are available (free for members) through May 13th for a front row seat to these sporty pieces by Richard Avedon, Diane Arbus, Andy Warhol, Douglas Gordon and Philippe Parreno, Annie Leibovitz and more.

When else will you be able to practice your putt in a gallery?

Category: MIA Photo Exhibitions


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