In honor of the exhibition of the Jefferson R. Burdick Collection of more than thirty thousand baseball cards–dating from 1887 to 1959–at the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art, a special event has been planned featuring live music and an informative panel discussion. On Friday, April 13th at 6:00 p.m. in the Bonnie J. Sacerdote Lecture Hall in the Ruth and Harold D. Uris Center for Education, early-comers can meet Bill Rhoden and be treated to a pre-show signing of his book Forty Million Dollar Slaves: The Rise, Fall, and Redemption of the Black Athlete.
Starting at 7:30 p.m., enjoy a lively panel discussion about our card collection and its relationship to baseball. Panelists include:
Sean Kirst, columnist at the Syracuse Post-Standard and author of The Ashes of Lou Gehrig and Other Baseball Essays
Dale Murphy, retired Major League Baseball player
Bill Rhoden, sports columnist at the New York Times
Sharon Robinson, educational consultant, author, and daughter of the great Jackie Robinson
After the panel discussion, the supergroup The Baseball Project (Peter Buck, Scott McCaughey, Steve Wynn, and Linda Pitmon, with a special guest appearance by Mike Mills) will perform a very special set, with songs inspired by the Museum’s baseball card collection.
Click HERE to order your tickets to the event now for just $24 each.Tags: The Baseball Project