Exhibitions

A Decade Afield

Jun 3, 2022 - Sep 18, 2022

The NSLM is celebrating a milestone anniversary with a retrospective exhibition opening June 3, 2022. A Decade Afield: Celebrating 10 Years of the NSLM’s Museum, will feature highlights from the Museum’s collection of fine art through a journey of thematic sections, including “The Start” showcasing the early collection, “Setting the Course” highlighting the Rogan donations, “Casting the Line” bringing together flyfishing painting and sculpture, and “A Record Pace,” a striking gallery of equine art holdings.

The National Sporting Library was founded in 1954. In 2010, the organization was officially rebranded to the National Sporting Library & Museum, with the Museum opening in the newly renovated Vine Hill building a year later. The early collection was bolstered heavily by Felicia Warburg Rogan's donation of 15 important British sporting paintings, bringing John Emms; Lionel Edwards; John Frederick Herring, Jr.; Michael Lyne; Sir Alfred Munnings; and George Wright paintings to the galleries. The first exhibition, Afield in America, featured over 150 paintings covering 400 years of sporting art in America. Ten years later, our 47th exhibition highlights the growth of our collection, now numbering nearly 2,000 objects and including pieces by Franklin Brooke Voss, Herbert Haseltine, Henri DeLattre, Richard Stone Reeves, and Reuben Ward Binks, as well as contemporary pieces by Walter Matia, Diana Reuter-Twining, Nic Fiddian-Green, and Clarice Smith.

Still Water purchased with funds donated by: Mrs. Connie Massey Dulaney, Mrs. Jacqueline B. Mars, Mrs. George L. Ohrstrom, Jr., Mr. and Mrs. Manuel H. Johnson, Mr. and Mrs. Charles T. Akre, Jr., Mr. and Mrs. Ronald M. Bradley, Mr. and Mrs. Hector Alcalde, Ms. Cathy Brentzel, Mr. and Mrs. Guy O. Dove, Ms. Nina Fout, Ms. Adrienne and Mr. John Mars, Mr. and Mrs. Clarke Ohrstrom, Mrs. Robin Parsky, Mrs. Clarice Smith, Mr. and Mrs. Donald Brennan, Ms. Elizabeth Locke and Mr. John Staelin, 2013

John Frederick Herring, Sr. (English, 1795–1865) Going to the Fair, 1841, oil on canvas, 57 1/2 x 95 inches, Gift of Manuel and Mary Johnson, 2021

John Frederick Herring, Sr. (English, 1795–1865) Going to the Fair, 1841, oil on canvas, 57 1/2 x 95 inches, Gift of Manuel and Mary Johnson, 2021

Nic Fiddian-Green (English, c.1963), Still Water, 2011, hammered lead, with copper rivets on oak base, 122 inches

Nic Fiddian-Green (English, c.1963), Still Water, 2011, hammered lead, with copper rivets on oak base, 122 inches

Henri DeLattre, The Race between Mac and Zachary Taylor at Hunting Park Course, Philadelphia, July 18, 1849, 1850, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. F. Turner Reuter, Jr. and an Anonymous donor, 2021

Henri DeLattre, The Race between Mac and Zachary Taylor at Hunting Park Course, Philadelphia, July 18, 1849, 1850, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. F. Turner Reuter, Jr. and an Anonymous donor, 2021

Frank W. Benson, Lower Camp Pool, 1928, Gift from a Private Collection, 2020

Frank W. Benson, Lower Camp Pool, 1928, Gift from a Private Collection, 2020

Franklin B. Voss, Portrait of Mrs. William C. Langley aside on Sandown, 1921, Gift of Mrs. Eleanor Langley Fletcher, 1962

Franklin B. Voss, Portrait of Mrs. William C. Langley aside on Sandown, 1921, Gift of Mrs. Eleanor Langley Fletcher, 1962

Alfred J. Munnings, A Winner at Epsom, c. 1948, Gift of Jacqueline B. Mars, 2020

Alfred J. Munnings, A Winner at Epsom, c. 1948, Gift of Jacqueline B. Mars, 2020

John Emms (English, 1841-1912) Foxhounds and Terrier in a Stable Interior, 1878, oil on canvas, 39 x 52 inches, Gift of Mrs. Felicia Warburg Rogan, 2008

John Emms (English, 1841-1912) Foxhounds and Terrier in a Stable Interior, 1878, oil on canvas, 39 x 52 inches, Gift of Mrs. Felicia Warburg Rogan, 2008

John E. Ferneley Sr., The Hunt in Belvoir Vale, 1835, Gift of Kathryn James Clark in memory of Stephen C. Clark, Jr. 2013

John E. Ferneley Sr., The Hunt in Belvoir Vale, 1835, Gift of Kathryn James Clark in memory of Stephen C. Clark, Jr. 2013

Ogden Minton Pleissner (American, 1905 – 1983) The Covey Rise, 1960, watercolor on paper, sight size 16 ¾ x 28 inches, Gift of Private Collection, 2018

Ogden Minton Pleissner (American, 1905 – 1983) The Covey Rise, 1960, watercolor on paper, sight size 16 ¾ x 28 inches, Gift of Private Collection, 2018

Herbert Haseltine (American, 1877-1962) Percheron Mare: Messaline and Foal,bronze on marble base, 11 1/2 x 14 x 6 inches, Gift of Jacqueline Ohrstrom, 2011

Herbert Haseltine (American, 1877-1962) Percheron Mare: Messaline and Foal,bronze on marble base, 11 1/2 x 14 x 6 inches, Gift of Jacqueline Ohrstrom, 2011