An Intimate Portrait of a Baseball Legend.

In a much-anticipated collaborative effort between the Museum of the City of New York and the Jackie Robinson Foundation.  In the Dugout aims to explore and celebrate the life of this local legend.  In 1947, Jackie Robinson made history when he joined the Brooklyn Dodgers and became the first African-American in Major League Baseball.

Frank Bauman, Jackie Robinson, Brooklyn Dodgers, Look magazine, 1949. Collection of the Museum of the City of New York

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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.

Frank Bauman, Jackie Robinson, Brooklyn Dodgers, Look magazine, 1949. Collection of the Museum of the City of New York

The exhibition takes place at 1220 5th Ave, New York, NY 10029.  For more information on the event or to buy tickets to In the Dugout with Jackie Robinson

I for one will be there for sure.  Broooooklynnn.

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