Fields of Dreams: North American Baseball Stadiums by Photographer Jim Dow was on view at the Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University March 21 through August 2, 2010. Fields of Dreams features twenty-six panoramic photographs of major North American stadiums and informational panels, including historical stadium facts and baseball arcana.
These panoramic photographs evoke nostalgia and a sense of the American scene that is rapidly disappearing in the twenty-first century. Baseball aficionados will fondly recall the glories of Comiskey Park, Yankee Stadium, the Fenway, Candlestick Park and many more. While many of these structures no longer exist, Jim Dow’s photographs remind us that the crack of the bat, the roar of the crowd and the spirit of baseball continue to live in the hearts of fans of all ages.
Also included in the exhibition are photographs and information documenting the history of more than 100 years of baseball at Niagara University. Fourteen graduates of Niagara University played the major leagues, including Joe McCarthy, legendary manager of the New York Yankees. Sal “The Barber” Maglie, a famous Niagara Falls native, is also profiled.
Jim Dow’s work is included in many private and museum collections, and his photographs have appeared in prestigious publications, such as The New York Times and American Photographer.
Click here to access a digital copy of the exhibit catalog.