In the Dugout with Jackie Robinson
An Intimate Portrait of a Baseball Legend
January 31 - September 22, 2019
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Honoring the birth of a legend.
In 1947 Jackie Robinson made history when he joined the Brooklyn Dodgers and became the first African American in Major League Baseball. In honor of the centennial of Robinson’s birth, In the Dugout with Jackie Robinson features some 30 images of Robinson and the Dodgers taken for Look magazine. Along with these stunning black-and-white images from the Museum's collection, many never before seen, the exhibition features memorabilia and rare footage of the Robinson family, as well as the published magazines, which provide a window into the media's portrayal of this groundbreaking figure through the lens of the day’s popular picture press.
This exhibition is a co-presentation of the Museum of the City of New York and the Jackie Robinson Foundation.
In the Dugout with Jackie Robinson is made possible in part by The Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation and The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America, with additional support provided by Martin L. Edelman, Esq; Gregg A. Gonsalves; and Peter O’Malley.