Muhammad Ali owned any boxing ring he walked into, a storied career that the New-York Historical Societywill examine in two upcoming installations.The three-time heavyweight champion and social activist died last Friday at age 74.
The first exhibit, “Ali: A Tribute,” opens on June 10 and will remain on view through Aug. 14.The installation will feature Ali’s robe and gloves, which were recently donated to the Historical Society, as well as George Kalinsky’s iconic 1967 photograph of the boxer, “The Greatest.”
In December, the museum is slated to present a second exhibition about Ali, “Muhammad Ali, LeRoy Neiman, and the Art of Boxing,” showcasing the boxing legend through watercolors and sketches created by his friend, artist LeRoy Neiman.
Admission to the museum costs $20 for adults, $15 for teachers and seniors, $12 for students and $6 for children between the ages of 5 and 13. The museum also offers pay-as-you-wish admission from 6-8 p.m. on Fridays.
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Friday: 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Sunday: 11 a.m.-5 p.m.