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National Art Museum of Sport
Presented by The George and Peggy Rapp Family in the Efroymson Pavilion

  • The National Art Museum of Sport
    Iconic athletes captured by artists, and art created by athletes...see select pieces on display in the National Art Museum of Sports (NAMOS).
COVID-19 Safety Exhibit Updates:
Many low-touch interactive elements within these exhibits are open. Touchable elements are sanitized by staff frequently, and sanitizing wipes are provided for your use. The following high-touch elements are closed or have been removed for your health and safety: 
  • Artmaking supplies have been removed, but NAMOS is open for viewing artwork

All Children's Museum exhibits will have capacity limits. Museum staff will monitor occupancy and if capacity is reached, staff will admit visitors to the exhibit when others leave.

Face coverings are required for everyone ages 2 and over. They must completely cover your nose and mouth.

The National Art Museum of Sport, or NAMOS, is dedicated to celebrating sport through art. Select pieces are on display from the collection’s nearly 1,000 works.

This permanent exhibit highlights art of iconic moments and athletes as well as art by athletes. As you walk through the Efroymson Pavilion, see art grouped by themes, and note our featured artist C.W. Mundy. Also, check out art and programs from this year's Visiting Artist Rita Spalding.

Must-see works of art: 

  • Cobb Slide, Ray Ellis
  • Float Like a Butterfly, Sting Like a Bee, Muhammad Ali 
  • French Connection, LeRoy Neiman
  • Au But! (To the Goal), Alfred Boucher
  • Jackie Robinson, Barney Stein
  • Bathers, Winslow Homer
  • Arthur Ashe, Donald Moss
  • Racing, Rosalee Blum
  • Tennis, Erte

Being the artist

Much like our paleo-art gallery above Dinosphere®, NAMOS has a space to encourage children and families to create their own sport-inspired masterpieces. Become inspired by the art in NAMOS, then put yourself in the artist’s shoes and create something magical to put on the refrigerator back home. Who knows, maybe you’ll move from the fridge into NAMOS one day! 

  • Illustrate motion through sport and take home your drawing
  • Shape your favorite athlete or sport with putty
  • Make your own sports card with your best stats