In the Dugout with Jackie Robinson

An Intimate Portrait of a Baseball Legend

Opens January 31, 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 home movies 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.

The exhibition is presented in collaboration with the Jackie Robinson Museum, opening in 2019.


Frank Bauman for "Look" magazine, "Jackie Robinson, Brooklyn Dodgers," 1949. Museum of the City of New York, X2011.4.11814.45
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