Virtual Exhibitions

The National Sporting Library & Museum is excited to present on-line 360° virtual tours of current and past exhibitions. Virtual exhibitions are free of charge, overcome the physical barrier to access, and expand our mission to preserve and promote turf and field sports. To support the development of free virtual tours and other mission-driven programming at the NSLM, please consider making a donation for the continuation of meaningful online experiences.

Thrill of the ‘Chace: Steeplechase in Art

First run from church steeple to church steeple in Ireland in the 1750s, steeplechasing, its early alternate spelling “steeplechacing,” has developed a rich history around the globe. Jumping...

Recent Acquisitions: Benson and Pleissner

In the spring of 2020, the National Sporting Library & Museum (NSLM) received five important works of art by two well-known 20th-century sporting artists: Frank Weston Benson (American, 1862–1951) and Ogden Minton...

In Bronze: Herbert Haseltine

Join us in welcoming two new acquisitions by Herbert Haseltine: Percheron Stallion: Rhum and Percheron Mare: Messaline and Foal. These one-third life-size bronze sculptures were part of Haseltine’s well-known...

Angling in Special Collections

The Angling in Special Collections exhibition features books, ephemera, and art focused on angling from the National Sporting Library & Museum's collections. The exhibit includes books from the F. Ambrose...

Phyllis Mills Wyeth: A Celebration
To enjoy the full experience of the 360° tour, click and drag your mouse around the room to view all of the artwork. Click on the "i" button for information and detailed...

Highlights from the Permanent Collection

A changing display of paintings, sculpture, works on paper, and objects from the National Sporting Library & Museum's Permanent Collection is presented in the Museum opened in 2011. The...

Leading the Field: Ellen Emmet Rand

In 1936, on the heels of painting an official presidential portrait of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Ellen Emmet Rand held a solo exhibition. Though she had been a professional portrait artist for over...

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