“Rockwell and the Red Sox” honors Opening Day of the World Champion Boston Red Sox season. The display centers on The Rookie by beloved American artist Norman Rockwell. This famous painting, briefly on loan to the Museum and rarely seen in Boston, depicts the Red Sox locker room in 1957. The image appeared that year on the cover of The Saturday Evening Post.
To complement The Rookie, a special selection of Red Sox memorabilia has been lent by the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, Boston’s Sports Museum of New England, the Boston Public Library, and the Boston Red Sox. From images of the nearby Huntington Avenue Grounds—where Boston played ball a century ago—to Ted Williams’s locker and jerseys worn by Cy Young and Carl Yastrzemski, these celebrated artifacts attest to the rich tradition of Boston’s baseball heroes.