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September 2017

Action! The Anatomy of LeRoy Neiman’s Champions

September 28 - December 22
David Owsley Museum of Art at Ball State, 2021 W. Riverside Ave.
Muncie, IN 47306 United States
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LeRoy Neiman (1921–2012) left his mark on the history of sports art. Even those unfamiliar with his name will know his art by sight: bright pinks, magentas, and greens applied in a fluid, abstract manner to describe action on the football field, on the basketball court, and in the gymnasium. Neiman knew major sports figures as personal friends and, like a wartime photographer, he embedded with the troops. Action! features 74 paintings and drawings that shed new light on Neiman as a…

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