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We Are The Ship to Open at Negro Leagues Baseball Museum

01/22/2008 11:05 AM -

The Negro Leagues Baseball Museum will present We Are The Ship: The Art Of Kadir Nelson in the Changing Gallery of the Museums At 18th & Vine in Kansas City, January 26-April 13, 2008.

We Are The Ship will feature 26 original Negro Leagues baseball inspired masterpiece illustrations by Nelson, a talented California artist who has worked on several book and film projects. 

These paintings and several others are featured in Nelson's new book We Are The Ship: The Story of Negro League Baseball (Hyperion/Jump At The Sun publishers), which will be available through the Extra Inning Museum Store beginning January 25. 

Fans of Nelson can meet him at 11:00 am on Saturday, January 26 for the public opening of We Are the Ship and for a Baseball Booknotes program, which will include a discussion and book signing.  For more details, please call 816-221-1920 or visit the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum online at www.nlbm.com.