More than 40 Olympic posters from the American Sport Art Museum and Archives (ASAMA) are being featured in an exhibit, “The Olympic Art Show,” by the Mobile Arts Council.
The show that begins Monday, Aug. 6 and runs through the end of August is on display as athletes from all over the world compete in the 2012 London Olympic Games. The Olympic poster exhibit will also be a part of the Mobile Art Walk at 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 10.
Highlights of the show include the “Vancouver Skier” by LeroyNeiman, who died recently and is known as the father of contemporary sports art. Also on display is Primo Angeli’s “London Calling,” which won the Graphic Works category in the 2012 U.S. Olympic Sport and Art Contest. In addition, the exhibit features the only complete set in theUnited Statesof the 2008 Bejing Olympic Games official posters by artist Zhao Meng.
Bob Burnett, Mobile Arts Council executive director, said, “Our agency is pleased to provide a sample of this amazing collection of sport art that is in our community and it is our intent that more people will make the time to see this rich and varied collection housed in Daphne.”
The Mobile Arts Council, which is located at318 Dauphin St.in downtownMobile, has served the community for nearly 60 years with the mission to bring people and art together.
ASAMA, a division of the Academy, is dedicated to the preservation of sports art, history, and literature. The ASAMA collection is composed of nearly 1,700 works of sport art across a variety of media, including paintings, sculptures, assemblages, prints and photographs. It is arguably the largest sport art collection in the world. The museum is open free to the public from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays at One Academy Drivein Daphne, Ala.For more information about the Academy’s sport art museum, please visit www.asama.org.
The United States Sports Academy is an independent, non-profit, accredited, special mission sports university created to serve the nation and world with programs in instruction, research, and service. The role of the Academy is to prepare men and women for careers in the profession of sports. For more information about the Academy, please call 251-626-3303 or visit www.ussa.edu.