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Note To U.S. Open Visitors: The Art of Golf Comes To PMOA

Joe Logan alerts us to the great news that the Art of Golf traveling exhibit will be up through July 7 at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Best of all, it's a great chance to see a masterpiece:

The centerpiece of the collection is perhaps the most famous painting in the history of golf.   Titled "The Golfers," the 7-foot wide canvas, rendered in 1847 by Scotsman Charles Lees,  is set on the Old Course in St. Andrews and depicts a crucial moment in match between Sir David Baird and Sir Ralph Anstruther and  Sir Hugh Playfair and John Campbell.

Here's a nice YouTube video with some insights into the exhibit, a nice curator breakdown of "The Golfers" and some info on planned for U.S. Open tie-ins, including evening events all week which might make visiting during those evenings difficult.

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Reader Comments (4)

Geoff thanks for posting this I wanted to see this in Atlanta but never made it, and as luck would have it I'll be in Philly the last w/e of April.
03.18.2013 | Unregistered CommenterF. X. Flinn
GS, let me know if you're coming to Philly. Love to play some hickories with you at McCall which is minutes from Merion, its my 4500 yard par 66 Flynn/Ross fun track!
03.18.2013 | Unregistered CommenterAmen Coroner
Amen Coroner, I'll be in Philadelphia for the National Hickory Championship at Cricket Club the week before the Open. Is McCall nearby? Always looking for good hickory courses.
03.19.2013 | Unregistered CommenterMike Stevens

McCall is minutes from Merion right next to Cobbs. So it isnt too far from Cricket's St Martins course, maybe 30 min w/o traffic.

I am happy to host you and any others interested in joining us!
03.19.2013 | Unregistered CommenterAmen Coroner

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