Lehigh Valley’s Larry Holmes hosts Muhammad and Larry screening and discussion; Darrun Hilliard and Dante Holmes inspire teen photographers.

Legendary boxer Larry Holmes headlines an afternoon of discussion on Sunday, July 15, 2018, on the confluence of art and sports and how sports photography has memorialized and branded athletics and sports in our culture. Holmes will speak about his life and his career as a boxer after the screening of ESPN’s 30/30 documentary Muhammad and Larry, the story of Holmes’s 1980 heavyweight match with Muhammad Ali. The film begins at 3 p.m. Seating is first come, first served.

At noon, aspiring teenage photographers will learn from a local photographer about the principles of photography and develop their own unique photographic perspective. Inspiration will come from two local sports professionals: Dante Holmes of the Lehigh Valley Steelhawks and Darrun Hilliard of the NBA’s San Antonio Spurs. Space is limited, so reservations are recommended.

Who Shot Sports: A Photographic History, 1843 to the Present, a display of epic sports photographs at the Allentown Art Museum, sparks conversation about the influence of sports photography on cultures around the world and has provided a bridge to discuss controversial issues.  A docent-led tour at 2 p.m. will be free with admission to the Museum and will provide context to the exhibit which highlights the impact of sports photography on the science and technology of photography. Who Shot Sports runs through July 29.

Sports and Art is part of the Museum’s HeARThstone Project and is supported by the generosity of the Harry C. Trexler Trust. The HeARThstone Project is rooted in the belief that art can and does change lives.

The Allentown Art Museum is open Wednesday-Saturday 11am-4pm, on Sundays from noon-4pm and until 8pm on the third Thursday of each month.