Court On Canvas Gallery
The Barber Institute of Fine Art's Court On Canvas exhibition runs in Birmingham until September 18. Don't miss it!
Published July 07, 2011 11:56
Stacey Allaster, chairman and CEO of the WTA, was joined by legendary Martina Navratilova at the Court On Canvas exhibition in Birmingham.
Navratilova was reunited with the beautiful Maud Watson Trophy, which she won at the Edgbaston Priory Club in 1989 and 1991.
Allaster and Navratilova met Court On Canvas curator Professor Anne Sumner (at right).
Works on show include The Prince of Wales (later Edward VIII) Dressed for Tennis (1923) by Charles Jagger Sargeant; Christopher Wood's 'Tennis Players' (1921); and JS Lowry's 'The Tennis Player' (1927).
André L'Hote's 'Joueurs de Tennis' (1917), appearing courtesy of the AELTC Museum.
Another exhibition highlight: John Scott's 'After the Tennis Match' (c.1885).
During the AEGON Classic a reception was held at the Barber Institute to celebrate Court On Canvas.
Young US Player Alison Riske took time out from the AEGON Classic to visit the Barber Institute.
As a companion exhibition to Court On Canvas, A Gem of a Game honors the Birmingham area's key role in the development of lawn tennis.
Old tennis racquets make for a striking display at A Gem of a Game at the Barber Institute.