National Art Museum of Sport (NAMOS) is America's premiere sport art museum. The Museum is located in Indianapolis, IN and is solely funded by donations and corporate support. NAMOS has encouraged the creation of sport art and has collected more than 1,000 pieces showcasing the heroes and heroines of basketball, boxing, baseball, golf and tennis-over 50 sports in all for over fifty years. Through permanent and special exhibits, this collection evokes the excitement and variety of a sporting life, allowing sportsmen and fans alike to thrill at the passions such a collection can stir.
NAMOS was founded in 1959 in New York City by Germain G. Glidden (GGG), a portrait artist and champion squash player with a strong belief in sport and art as universal languages understood and appreciated by all people. The museum is a registered 501(c)(3) organization which relies on donations and corporate support to fund all operations, exhibits, and programs.
The National Art Museum of Sport (NAMOS) has a two-pronged mission: to encourage sport artists in their efforts to create sport art, and to collect, preserve and share through exhibits the best examples of sport art it can acquire.
It does this through exhibits, educational materials and outreach programs. In carrying out this mission, NAMOS is a bridge of understanding between two worlds, introducing art to the world of sports and sport to the world of art.
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