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Upcoming Exhibition

Get in the Game

October 19, 2024–February 18, 2025
Member Previews: October 17–19
Floor 7
Save the date! Entry to this exhibition will be included with general admission.

Get in the Game explores the powerful role that sports plays in contemporary culture. It examines how athletics — both professional and amateur, on the team and individual levels — permeates society, bringing people together in shared experience, while also advancing conversations about gender, race, national identity, the human body, and the desire to compete. Paintings, sculptures, and mixed media works by some of today’s most important artists are presented alongside design breakthroughs in gear and apparel and playable installations that will engage visitors of all ages. Video and photography of major events in sports history ground featured works in collective moments and offer new insights into the role of sports in social change. Together, the works in Get in the Game capture the potency of sports in shaping the aesthetics, inspirations, and memorable experiences of our daily lives.

Exhibition Preview

Holly Bass, NWBA (jordan), 2012, Courtesy of the artist
Hank Willis Thomas, Guernica, 2016; courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York; ©Hank Willis Thomas; photo: courtesy of Jack Shainman Gallery, New York
Betsy Odom, Bulldog 30 shoulder pads, 2009; courtesy of the artist; © Betsy Odom; photo: courtesy of the artist
Ernie Barnes, Homecoming, 1994; courtesy of the Estate of Ernie Barnes, Ortuzar Projects, New York, and Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York; © Ernie Barnes; photo courtesy of the artist
Sam Fresquez, NASCAR Nation, 2022; courtesy of the artist and Lisa Sette Gallery, Phoenix, AZ; © Sam Fresquez; photo courtesy of the artist

Lead support for Get in the Game is provided by Bank of America.

Presenting support is provided by Dana and Bob Emery.

Major support is provided by KHR McNeely Family Fund and Mary Jo and Dick Kovacevich.

Significant support is provided by Mary Jane Elmore, Susan Karp and Paul Haahr, Jessica Moment, Nancy and Alan Schatzberg, and Anonymous.

Meaningful support is provided by Ethan Beard and Wayee Chu and Maryellen and Frank Herringer.

Header image: Hank Willis Thomas, Guernica, 2016 (detail); courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York; ©Hank Willis Thomas; photo: courtesy of Jack Shainman Gallery, New York