The Art of Sport

Art of Sport poster
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The Art of Sport

Summer 2003 Exhibit

July 7 - September 25

An exhibit featuring sports titles from the University Library collection and photographs of Santa Cruz athletes from Special Collections and Archives.

Gallery of exhibit images

Installation by Wendy Lees McMullen

Athlete
ath•lete
Pronunciation: 'ath-"lEt, ÷'a-th&-"lEt
Function: noun Etymology: Middle English, from Latin athleta, from Greek athlEtEs, from athlein to contend for a prize, from athlon prize, contest Date: 15th century : a person who is trained or skilled in exercises, sports, or games requiring physical strength, agility, or stamina

Sport
Pronunciation: 'spOrt, 'sport
Function: verb Etymology: Middle English, to divert, disport, short for disporten Date: 15th century intransitive senses 1 a : to amuse oneself : FROLIC b : to engage in a sport

UCSC Library books used in this exhibit:

"Fencers" by Milton Avery
"Boxers" by Joe Brown
"The Football Players" by Henry Rousseau
Poster advertising bicycles and tricycles. Printed in Paris by F. Appel.
Aimee Mullins, Disabled sprinter and long jumper.
"Nigerian players warm up" By Jim Bourg
"The Large and the Small." By Petr David Josek
Poster of Harvard-Yale Crew Race. By P. Eyendecker