Archive - Outdoor Sculpture - Temporary
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This bronze cast of a 1965 statue by Rhoda Sherbell was made in 2000. It once stood on the IUPUI campus near the National Art Museum of Sport, but has since been moved to their new location within the Children’s Museum.
The sculpture honors Charles Dillon “Casey” Stengel (1890-1975), the baseball player and manager associated with various pro teams, most famously, the New York Yankees and the New York Mets. His outsize personality often overshadowed the sporting accomplishments of his teams. The inscription on the statue’s plinth reads “DEDICATED TO THE FOUNDER OF THE NATIONAL ART MUSEUM OF SPORT. GERMAIN G GLIDDEN. 1913-1999.”
The National Art Museum of Sport is housed within the Sports Legends Experience at the Children’s Museum. It is no longer free, but may be viewed with general admission to the Museum. NAMOS was founded in 1959 in New York City by Germain G. Glidden (GGG), a portrait artist and champion squash player with a strong belief in sport and art as universal languages understood and appreciated by all people. Its mission is to encourage sport artists in their efforts to create sport art, and to collect, preserve and share the best examples of sport art it can acquire. The museum occasionally assembles exhibitions from its 1000-piece collection and circulates them to other venues for display. For more information, visit http://nationalartmuseumofsport.org/
Medium type: Bronze
Date created: 1965 (cast 2000)