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April 12, 2010 // UPDATED 9:42 am - April 12, 2010
By: Gregory J. Scott
Gregory J. Scott
It seems that even art galleries are making a move to get a piece of the Twins home game crowds. Thomas Barry Fine Arts — a fixture of the Warehouse District neighborhood, nestled for 25 years now in the basement of 530 N. 3rd St. — has announced a baseball-themed exhibition scheduled to open on April 24.

Entitled “Going Yard! Art about Baseball,” the show includes work both highly conceptual and highly fan-centric, some pieces seeming comfortable in either a museum or a memorabilia shop. Local conceptual artist Ruben Nusz, who has been known to obsess over the tragic figure of Pete Rose, contributes 20 Rose baseball cards, with the beleaguered switch hitter blacked out of each one. In addition, the Walker Art Center and the Weisman Art Museum have loaned the gallery a few classic historical works, like Joel Meyerowitz’s 1978 photograph of St. Louis’ Busch Stadium, one of the best urban ballparks in history.

“Going Yard! Art about Baseball”
Preview reception Friday, April 23 5–8 p.m.
Thomas Barry Fine Arts
530 N. 3rd St. #B10