From basketball to Buddhism, the Blanton Museum of Art at The University of Texas at Austin opened two distinct exhibitions this fall designed to intrigue fans of art, sports and history alike. See “The Rules of Basketball” and the “Into the Sacred City” exhibitions on view Sept. 16 through Jan. 13, 2013.
The sport of basketball has captivated the nation and the world for more than 120 years. This fall, a cross-campus collaboration at The University of Texas at Austin inspired by the 1891 "Original Rules of Basket Ball" document, captures the spirit and history of basketball from its humble beginnings in a Massachusetts YMCA to the grand spectacle of the modern NBA.
Event: Media is invited to view James Naismith’s original rules of basketball, which are on loan to The University of Texas at Austin, and discuss them with Longhorns coaches Rick Barnes and Gail Goestenkors and former coach Jody Conradt. When: Friday, Oct. 28, 10–10:45 a.m. Where: The Great Hall, the Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and… » Continue Reading