Aldo Luongo’s “Where the World Comes to Play” was part of a donation to the Academy from the Saunders Schultz family.

Mr. and Mrs. Saunders Schultz donated fifty (50) pieces of art to the American Sport Art Museum and Archives (ASAMA) collection recently.

Mr. Saunders Schultz is a site-specific sculptor from St. Louis. The family’s donation to ASAMA is valued at more than $50,000, one of the bigger donations in the history of ASAMA. The donated pieces include works of three previous Sport Artists of the Year winners, as well from Hiro Yamagata, a famous Japanese silkscreen artist, whose works are also on display at the United States Sports Academy.

The Sport Artists of the Year represented in Schultz’s donation are painters Bart Forbes (1986), Stephen Holland (1993) and Aldo Luongo (1999). Among the more popular works donated were Luongo’s soccer painting “Where the World Comes to Play” for the 1996 Olympic Games and a Forbes print of the 1992 Olympics U.S. Dream Team, perhaps the greatest basketball team ever assembled.