Shades of Greatness: ART INSPIRED BY NEGRO LEAGUES BASEBALL

The Negro Leagues Baseball Museum (NLBM) developed this exhibition to reveal a new understanding of this fascinating subject. 

Many historians and baseball fans have come to understand the importance of the Negro Leagues to American history. Many artists, too, have been inspired by this history and have chosen the subject as a muse. However, the museum has had limited space and resources to help foster the growing interest of artist through exhibitions or other means. Shades of Greatness was created to help meet this need and bolster a more creative understanding of this history both “on and off the playing field”.


The NLBM drafted a select group of local and national artists and gave them a detailed orientation to Negro Leagues history. Shades of Greatness is the final result of their research and creativity. Close to 35 pieces of original art is now part of the museum collection.

At the Ritz Museum from September 19 through October 9.