The National Art Museum of Sport has moved here from New Haven, Conn. The museum's mission is to showcase fine art representing sporting themes, and it has a permanent collection of 250 paintings and sculptures and 1,400 photographs.
The museum's inaugural exhibition in its new home is "Sport in Art from American Museums," on show through April 20.This show consists of about 70 works, on loan from 50 of the country's leading art museums, selected by the directors of these museums. The works trace the history of sport as a subject for art in this country. They range from a Mayan scene painted on a clay pot more than 1,000 years ago to works by such artists as Winslow Homer, Frederic Remington and Andy Warhol.
After its showing here, the exhibition will be shown at the Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, Ariz., June 1-Aug. 4; the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., Sept. 21-Dec. 8; and the IBM Gallery of Science and Art, New York City, Jan. 14-March 28, 1992.