The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame in Saratoga Springs, NY has opened two new exhibits, “Muybridge and Motion: Selections from the Tang Teaching Museum Collection” (on display in the Link Gallery through January 2nd, 2022), and “Chasing Summer: The Art of Steeplechase” (on display in the von Stade Gallery through September 30th).
“Muybridge and Motion” features a series of groundbreaking animal locomotion photographic studies by English photographer Eadweard Muybridge (1830–1904) from the Tang Teaching Museum collection and paintings by American artist Henry Stull (1851–1913) from the National Museum of Racing collection.
“Muybridge and Motion” is part of All Together Now, a regional collection-sharing project organized by The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College with the support of the Henry Luce Foundation.
This year’s fine art exhibition, “Chasing Summer” celebrates the Steeplechase Hall of Fame induction year with 31 works of steeplechasing art by British and American sporting artists from the 19th and 20th centuries. “Chasing Summer” also celebrates the return of 13 works from the collection that were previously on loan and have not been exhibited at the Museum in decades.
The mission of the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame is to preserve and promote the history of thoroughbred racing in America and honor the sport’s most accomplished participants in the Official National Thoroughbred Racing Hall of Fame. For more information about these new exhibits, visit the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame website.
New York Almanack reports new exhibits around New York State here.