April 5 – May 27, 2012
The Griffin Museum presents a photographic celebration of the 100th anniversary of Fenway Park – and the 20th anniversary of the museum, where Boston baseball has been very much a part of its history — with several exhibits.
Fenway Park, featuring the work of more than a dozen photographers, is in the Main Gallery, and There Goes Ted Williams, with photographs by museum founder Arthur Griffin and illustrations by Matt Tavares, is in the Atelier and Griffin galleries April 5 through May 27. Opening receptions are April 12, 7-8:30 p.m.
Fenway Park includes historical as well as contemporary photographs and ephemera related to the building, the neighborhood, and the people. It is not intended to be a definitive study of the history of Fenway Park, nor does it represent all photographers who have photographed the park in one way or another. It is, rather, a photographic celebration to the spirit of the Boston icon.
Photographs have been graciously provided by the Boston Red Sox, the Baseball Hall of Fame, the Clark Gallery, the FDR Museum, Historic New England, the McGreevy and Leslie Jones Collections at the Boston Public Library, the Don Zimmer family, the Dom DiMaggio family, Peter Griffin, Ralph and Betty Valentine, as well as the Decaneas Archive, Panopticon Gallery, Kane Gallery, and the estate of Maureen Richards.
Photographers invited to exhibit in Fenway Park are Lora Brody, Bill Chapman, Jim Dow, John W. Ferguson, David Levinthal, Lou Jones, Jack Kadis, Steve Morse, Tony Scarpetta, Stephen Sheffield, Mike Sleeper, Steve Wilstein, and Laura Wulf.
This exhibit would not be possible without the generous spirit of Paul Sneyd of Panopticon Imaging in Hingham, MA, and Jonathan Singer of Singer Editions in Boston, MA. The museum would also like to thank the Boston Red Sox for their guidance and time as well as opening their archives to us for this exhibition.
Everyone experiences Fenway in a personal way and the museum hopes visitors leave behind their stories and impressions of this Boston landmark as part of the exhibition.
Matt Tavares gives a members talk on There Goes Ted Williams on April 12, 6:15 PM, before the public opening. He also gives a gallery talk on April 22 at 3 PM.