Who was Thomas J. Scott?

The first selection for this year’s Sporting Bibliophile’s Book Club is Horse by Geraldine Brooks. I can’t tell you how many times each of us on staff heard, “Have you read Horse?!” Therefore, it was a no-brainer for the 2023 line-up. At the heart of the book is the fictionalized account of Lexington, that, for […]

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Sneak Peek: A Decade Afield

As you know by now, the Museum is in the middle of a month-long closure in preparation for A Decade Afield: Celebrating 10 Years of the NSLM’s Museum. The anniversary exhibition explores the evolution of the Museum’s collections not just in the last ten years of its formal existence but including the 60+ years beforehand […]

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What’s in a weathervane?

In 1999, NSLM was the recipient of a very generous bequest from Paul Mellon which included 11 weathervanes that are now scattered between the Museum and Library buildings. They have been previously written about, but having recently completed an inventory of them, I would like to highlight them again. Last fall, the American Folk Art […]

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Women artists at the NSLM

The world of Art and Artists has notoriously belonged to men, and sporting art is no different. Despite this, there are women artists who have made a name for themselves across the genre and movement spectrum. At the NSLM, there are over 1,300 objects in the collection; that includes paintings, works on paper, sculptures, trophies, […]

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The Mental Rolodex of Art

There’s a lot happening right now. Currently on view is Tucker Smith: A Celebration of Nature and upcoming is Field Notes | Walter Matia. In between the two was a mini reveal which you may have seen on social media two weeks ago. We recently received a donation of two large equine sculptures by artist […]

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