The Art of Baseball
April 2015 through September 2015
Baseball, the great American pastime, has inspired America’s artists to create works of art in many forms. The Concord Museum’s exhibition, The Art of Baseball, will be drawn from a private collection of extraordinary art – paintings, sculpture, prints, fabric, and memorabilia - that viewed collectively are an outstanding artistic example of how baseball and our culture are woven together.
This collection, assembled as a team effort over forty years of diligent searching, is in every instance about the spirit of the game itself. These two- and three-dimensional works summon up the essence of baseball: the irreducible elements that every baseball game, player, and fan share and that together serve as the definition of the game.
Programming for the exhibition will include a Vintage Base Ball game played by the rules and customs of the 19th century, as well as demonstrations, lectures, and hands-on family activities.
Stimulated by thinking at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design, Modernism shaped the landscape of Cambridge and Boston's western suburbs from the 1930s to the 1960s and beyond. Architects such as Walter Gropius, Marcel Breuer, and Henry Hoover experimented with modern design, new materials, and innovative technology, creating buildings that fluidly interacted with outdoor space and took advantage of scenic views in the former farmlands of Concord, Lincoln, and Lexington.
The Concord Museum’s innovative exhibition, Middlesex County Modern, will explore the development of Modernist architecture in this region and its impact on design ideas, the community, and the environment. The exhibition will include models, architectural drawings, photographs, buildings materials, furnishings, and other materials. A rich menu of public programs, open houses, driving tours, and interactive experiences, designed for audiences of all ages, will accompany the exhibition.