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National Art Museum of Sport

Presented by The George and Peggy Rapp Family in the Efroymson Pavilion

Iconic athletes captured by artists, and art created by athletes—see select pieces on display in the National Art Museum of Sports (NAMOS).

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, explore the works of famous artists, including past Visiting Artist C.W. Mundy and LeRoy Neiman—the "Father of Contemporary Sports Art" C.W. Mundy. 

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 Dinosphere Art Lab, 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
  • Make your own sports card with your best stats 

Located on Level 1 inside the Riley Children's Health Sports Legends Experieince®.

Advance tickets encouraged!

The Riley Children's Health Sports Legends Experieince® is included with museum general admission and membership. Save up to 25% by when you buy at least two weeks in advance. For unlimited visits, become a member today!

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We would like to help you prepare ahead of time for some of the sights and sounds you will experience at The Children's Museum. Here's what you can expect in this exhibit.

Contains quiet areas Contains bright light Contains a movement opportunityContains tactile opportunity

You can find more information and tools on our Sensory Resources page.