Leroy Neiman’s sports art on display at the Children’s Museum

The art of sports artist Leroy Neiman will be on display at the Children’s Museum through 2020. submitted

Daily Reporter staff reports

INDIANAPOLIS — A century after he was born, Leroy Neiman, the “Father of Sports Art” still captures the imagination with his vibrant paintings at The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, 3000 N. Meridian St. Visitors can experience a wide range of Neiman’s artistic creations with “LeRoy Neiman: Sports in Color and Motion” showing through 2020.

Approximately 40 original paintings, drawings and limited edition prints spotlight some of the century’s most iconic athletes and defining moments of athletic competition. The exhibit draws from a nearly complete set of Neiman’s sports prints gifted to the world’s largest children’s museum by the LeRoy Neiman Foundation. It also includes three original paintings, given to the Museum by Bart Kaufman, that capture the essence of Hoosier household-name athletes Eric Dickerson, Marvin Harrison and Reggie Miller. In addition, the exhibit will feature pieces from the Ali vs. Frazier Suite, a set of etchings completed by Neiman in 1972 that tells the round-by-round story of what was described as “The Fight of the Century.”

As the world prepares for the Games of the XXXII Olympiad, it’s fitting that the official artist of five Olympic games should be featured. Neiman’s style of fast moving strokes and vivid colors depict athletic competitions in the moment. For more information, operating hours and hours of admission, visit childrensmuseum.org.

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