Home Base: Baseball in NYC

Curated by Ralph Carhart 

February 18 - March 15, 2020

Home Base: A History of New York City’s Love Affair with Baseball Told in Art and Artifacts is a visual journey through the history of America’s Pastime, and the intrinsic connection it has to Gotham. Beginning in the mid-19th Century, when multiple bat and ball games competed for the public’s attention, and carrying straight through to the end of the 2019 season, Home Base utilizes both artifacts from the game’s history, as well as original art created by some of the leading painters of the sport working in the industry today, including Phillip Dewey and Graig Kreindler. It also features graphic designs by Todd Radom, whose work can be seen in logos used by Major League Baseball, as well as the National Football League and the National Basketball Association.
Artifacts have been loaned to us by some of the leading collectors in the country, as well as the Yogi Berra Museum in Montclair, New Jersey, with some of them dating back to the turn of the 20th Century. Home Base promises to be enlightening and entertaining for hard core fans and novices, alike.

Opening Reception: Tuesday, February 18 6PM

Live Painting by Graig KreindlerFriday, February 28 5-8PM

Hours of Operation: Mo-Thurs 12-1pm + Tues 4-6pm or by appointment by scheduling with Ralph Carhart at ralph.carhart@qc.cuny.edu or (718)-997-3197

Free and open to the public.