Saint Louis University

Aronson Gallery


In Motion: Sports Photography by Lew Portnoy features more than 75 images of some of the world's most famous athletes at their best. In that split second that becomes iconic, Portnoy captures the victory, the defeat and those rare moments that have come to define these competitors as legends. View these thrilling images and meet Lew Portnoy at the opening reception beginning at 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16 at the Saint Louis University Museum of Art.

From boxing to bull riding, from soccer to swimming, In Motion transcends time and space to bring the magic of sports into focus. This exhibition seizes the imagination of the art enthusiast as well as the sports fan through Portnoy's gift of combining art and sport - masterpiece from moment.

Join Portnoy as his photographs suspend for eternity the searing defiance of Muhammad Ali, the deft delivery of a Popovich kick, the unleashed elation of the Cardinals mobbing Ozzie Smith as he leaps toward home plate, trailing echoes of Hall of Fame broadcaster, Jack Buck: "Go crazy, folks!" "Go crazy!"

All photography contained in the exhibition is available for silent auction and will benefit Cardinal Care. The St. Louis Cardinals Community Relations department and the team's non-profit foundation, Cardinals Care are dedicated to caring for underprivileged children. The mission statement is achieved through numerous programs supported by St. Louis Cardinal players, coaches, staff, volunteers, sponsors, and especially Cardinal baseball fans. Thanks to the support of so many, since its inception in 1997, Cardinals Care has distributed more than $14 million dollars to support organizations throughout the St. Louis area.

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