Hall of Fame’s Picturing America’s Pastime Exhibit Opens May 18 in Stony Brook, N.Y.

(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 year at The Long Island Museum in Stony Brook, N.Y., fans can view some of the game’s most telling images from the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum’s world-renown archive in the traveling exhibition Picturing America’s Pastime: A Snapshot of the Photograph Collection at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.

  Debuting Thursday, May 18, and running through Oct. 15, Picturing America’s Pastime features 51 framed photographs representing the Hall of Fame’s collection of approximately a quarter million images. Just like the Museum’s exhibit in Cooperstown, the touring version of Picturing America’s Pastime shows the historic link between the two American passions.

  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.

  Picturing America’s Pastime will also be traveling to the Dubuque Museum of Art in Dubuque, Iowa (2024); the Upcountry History Museum-Furman University in Greenville, S.C. (2025); and the Lauren Rogers Museum of Art in Laurel, Miss. (2025).