Hall of Fame’s Picturing America’s Pastime Exhibit Opens Sept. 10 in Fullerton, Calif.
(COOPERSTOWN, NY) – The National Pastime and the art of photography came of age almost simultaneously, and baseball has long been a favorite subject of professional and amateur shooters alike.
This autumn at the Fullerton Museum Center in Fullerton, Calif., fans can experience some of the game’s most telling images from the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum’s world-renown archive through Picturing America’s Pastime.
Debuting Saturday, Sept. 10, and running through Dec. 31, Picturing America’s Pastime features 51 framed photographs representing the Hall of Fame’s collection of approximately a quarter million images. An extension of the Museum’s exhibit in Cooperstown, the touring version of Picturing America’s Pastime captures the essence of an exhibit designed to show the historic link between the two American passions.
During the run of Picturing America’s Pastime, the Fullerton Museum Center – in collaboration with the City of Fullerton – will host the second annual special commemorative celebration recognizing Hall of Fame manager Tommy Lasorda on Sept. 22. The Outdoor Street Fair and Celebration includes: Outdoor Food and Art Vendors, Baseball Authors Roundtable, Radio Talk-Show Live Recordings, Special Guest Appearances, a Beer Garden, pop-up art activities and more.
Featuring work from photographers spanning generations, like Charles M. Conlon, Carl J. Horner, Arthur Rothstein, William C. Greene and Brad Mangin – along with many unidentified photographers whose images have been donated to the Museum – Picturing America’s Pastime captures the grandeur of the early game to the vibrancy of today’s sport through images in sepia, color and black-and-white.
Upcoming exhibitions of Picturing America’s Pastime are scheduled to be featured at the Long Island Museum in Stony Brook, N.Y. (2023); the Dubuque Museum of Art in Dubuque, Iowa (2024); and the Upcountry History Museum-Furman University in Greenville, S.C. (2025).