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"We Are the Ship" at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art
Posted on October 08, 2011 at 5:02:24 am by Rebecca C.
Don’t miss the Fort Wayne Museum of Art’s current exhibit, “We are the Ship: The Story of Negro League Baseball,” featuring the work of award-winning author and artist Kadir Nelson. Nelson’s book, which shares its name with the exhibit, has been lauded as one of the best illustrated children’s books. Now the author turns artist, bringing his amazing renditions to the Fort Wayne Museum of Art. Nelson dedicated seven years to the research, writing and painting of the works shown in “We are the Ship.” In his research, he spoke with players who played in the Negro leagues and spent countless hours visiting museums and perusing memorabilia. His mission was simple: to carefully and respectfully preserve the history behind the Negro leagues, whose players overcame segregation, discrimination and deplorable conditions all to play the game they loved more than anything – baseball. The exhibit runs through October 16. Gallery hours at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art, 311 East Main St., downtown Fort Wayne: Sunday, noon – 5pm; Tuesday-Saturday, 11am – 6pm; and Thursday, 11am – 8 pm. Admission is $5 for adults; $3 for students (Kindergarten through college) and $10 for families. Free admission granted to museum members and members of the military and their families. For more information, contact the Museum of Art at (260) 422-6467 or online.