Skirball Cultural Center
2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90049
FREE on-site parking; street parking strictly prohibited
Tuesday–Friday, 12:00–5:00 p.m.
Saturday–Sunday, 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Last entry to the gallery is at 4:30 p.m.
ADMISSION includes all exhibitions:
$12 – General
$9 – Seniors (65 and up), Full-Time Students with ID, Children over 12
$7 – Children under 12
FREE – Skirball Members and Children under 2
FREE-to-ALL on THURSDAYS
2:00 p.m, Tuesday–Sunday
Tours meet in the lobby.
About the Exhibition
The Skirball Center will be exhibiting "The Unauthorized History of Baseball in 100-Odd Paintings" by Ben Sakoguchi from April 7th through September 4th. The presentation serves as a companion to "Chasing Dreams: Baseball and Becoming American".
In this wide-ranging series, the artist uses the vibrant style of 20th century orange crate labels to examine baseball as a reflection of our culture. War, segregation, labor relations, drug abuse and assimilation take the field alongside the players and moments that have both graced and shamed America's Pastime. Both sides of baseball trivia are covered. For every celebrated player like Lou Gehrig, Sandy Koufax or Jackie Robinson, there are human asterisks like Mario Mendoza, Steve Dalkowski and Ila Borders. Players Moe Berg, "Three Fingers" Brown and many others also get their due.
At 150+ paintings, this exhibition represents a sizable percentage of Sakoguchi's baseball related work from the last 20 years ("Unauthorized History" currently totals over 280 paintings). A thorough body of explanatory prose by Albert Kilchesty will accompany the show.
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The Unauthorized History of Baseball in 100-Odd Paintings: The Art of Ben Sakoguchi at the Skirball Cultural Center is supported by a grant from the Pasadena Art Alliance.