Ernie Barnes (American, 1938-2009), Fumble in the Line, 1990. Acrylic on canvas ©Ernie Barnes Family Trust. Sports Talk in the Art MuseumImage of

Sports Talk in the Art Museum

The popular University Art Museum exhibition SCRIMMAGE: Football in American Art from the Civil War to the Present is a survey of work by prominent American artists, with subject matter examining the American sport of football, from the 19th through the 21st centuries, in the museum through Dec. 18.

Organized thematically, the artworks in this exhibition illuminate and reveal themes that continue from the earliest historical images to the present day. For example, current debates about violence and long-term health issues were questions debated and explored by artists as early as the 19th century. The exhibition examines these artworks through multiple interpretative formats – text, special programming events, and an exhibition catalog – in order to involve a broad spectrum of visitors in this important discussion.

Over the next few months, the museum presents a series of “Sports Talk in the Art Museum” where in-depth discussions examine relevant topics relating to America’s favorite sport. The talks take place in the University Art Museum, located in the University Center for the Arts at 1400 Remington St. All programs are free and open to the public.

The “Sports Talk in the Museum” program is sponsored by the City of Fort Collins Fort Fund, the Lilla B. Morgan Memorial Fund, and the FUNd Endowment at Colorado State University.

This exhibition is organized by the University Art Museum at Colorado State University and the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art at the University of Oregon.

SPORTS TALK IN THE MUSEUM SCHEDULE

Photo: John Rogers (American, 1829 – 1904), Football, 1891. Painted plaster. Yale University Art Gallery, Gift of Malcolm P. Aldrich, Class of 1922.

Photo: John Rogers (American, 1829 – 1904), Football, 1891. Painted plaster. Yale University Art Gallery, Gift of Malcolm P. Aldrich, Class of 1922.

Talkin’ Gender: Dr. Michael Oriard
Thursday, Sept. 10, 4 p.m.

Dr. Michael Oriard, visiting critic, professor emeritus, American Literature and Culture, Oregon State. On gender issues in football and football art.

Talkin’ Race: Dr. Albert Bimper
Thursday, Oct. 1, 4 p.m.

Join Dr. Albert Bimper, CSU assistant professor, ethnic studies, senior associate athletics director for diversity, inclusion, for a discussion on African American athletes and the lack of representation in sports imagery and history.

Talkin’ Tough: Shaun Leonardo
Thursday, Oct. 15, 4 p.m.

Join visiting artist Shaun Leonardo for a discussion of the artist’s performance and video work that questions notions of masculinity as related to sport.

Photo: Garry Winogrand (American, 1928-1984), Austin, Texas 1974 (Football Game), 1978. Silver Bromide print. Yale University Art Gallery, Gift of Elaine and Gerald Levine, B.A. 1960.

Photo: Garry Winogrand (American, 1928-1984), Austin, Texas 1974 (Football Game), 1978. Silver Bromide print. Yale University Art Gallery, Gift of Elaine and Gerald Levine, B.A. 1960.

Talkin’ Money Dr. Nancy Jianakoplos
Thursday, Oct. 29, 4 p.m.

Join Dr. Nancy Jianakoplos, professor, economics, for a discussion of football economics including controversies surrounding the status of collegiate players.

Talkin’ Success: Dr. Robert Gudmestad
Thursday, Nov. 12, 4 p.m.

Join Dr. Robert Gudmestad, associate professor, history, for a discussion of football’s success in supplanting baseball as America’s Game.

Photo: Mark Newport (American, born 1964), Heroes Past, 1995-97 Beaded Football Cards. Art© Mark Newport. Image courtesy Greg Kucera Gallery, Inc., Seattle. Courtesy of the University Art Museum, Colorado State University, and the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, University of Oregon.

Photo: Catherine Opie (American, born 1961), Dusty, 2007. C-print©Catherine Opie, courtesy of Regen Projects, Los Angeles.

Photo: Catherine Opie (American, born 1961), Dusty, 2007. C-print©Catherine Opie, courtesy of Regen Projects, Los Angeles.

Talkin’ Back: Linny Frickman
Thursday, Dec. 3, 4 p.m.

In the last program in the series join museum Director Linny Frickman for a discussion on the art museum as site for a discussion of sports issues and cultural issues.

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