In celebration of the exhibition Breaking the Color Barrier in Major League Baseball and the Museum's renowned permanent baseball card collection, Spectrum organized a panel discussion about baseball history.
The panel, moderated by Spectrum Co-chair, Christopher Gorman, featured William C. Rhoden, sports columnist for The New York Times and author of Forty Million Dollar Slaves: The Rise, Fall, and Redemption of the Black Athlete; Sharon Robinson, author and daughter of Brooklyn Dodgers pioneer Jackie Robinson; Dale Murphy, retired two-time National League MVP; and Sean Kirst, columnist for the Syracuse Post-Standard and author of The Ashes of Lou Gehrig and Other Baseball Essays. Opening remarks were made by Associate Director for Collections and Exhibitions, MMA, Carrie Rebora Barratt.
Spectrum is an initiative organized by The Metropolitan Museum of Art to provide fresh perspectives on the Met's collections and special exhibitions. Spectrum events offer the chance to interact with contemporary artists, to discuss art, music, video, and new media, and to socialize with other Museum fans.
Spectrum Co-chairs: Morgan Holzer and Christopher Gorman
Director: Christopher Noey
Technical Director: Paul Caro
Camera Operators: Jessica Glass, Travis Kray, Thomas Shomaker
Sound: Chris Greco
Editor: Corinne Colgan