On the Ropes: Vintage Boxing Cards from the Jefferson R. Burdick Collection

2 Jul 2018 – 21 Oct 2018

Regular opening hours

10:00 – 17:30
10:00 – 17:30
10:00 – 17:30
10:00 – 17:30
10:00 – 21:00
10:00 – 21:00
10:00 – 17:30

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

New York
New York, United States


Save Event: On the Ropes: Vintage Boxing Cards from the Jefferson R. Burdick Collection

I've seen this

People who have saved this event:


Boxing, a combat sport with ancient origins, was wildly popular in the United States in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.


This exhibition will feature vintage boxing cards from the Jefferson R. Burdick Collection of printed ephemera that date from the 1880s to the 1950s, exploring the ways in which images of boxing foreground issues of nationality, race, ethnicity, celebrity, and notions of masculinity in the United States during the period.

Works in other media to be included in the exhibition, such as John Hoppner's painting Richard Humphreys, the Boxer, attest to the ubiquity of boxing imagery in the visual culture of eighteenth-century England. The later emergence of the sport as a source of both entertainment and inquiry across the globe will be reflected in diverse works by Richmond Barthé, George Bellows, Lola Cueto, Eadweard Muybridge, and August Sander.

Art form Toggle


Have you been to this event? What do you think? Join the discussion here!
Remember, you can include links to your instagram pictures and to videos.