• Peter Paone: The Ten Commandments of Ambrose Bierce: Work not on Sabbath days at all, but go to see the teams play ball, 1963; etching with aquatint; 30 x 22 in.; BAMPFA, gift of Ann W. Harithas.

Five Tables of Play

Time for a serious look at fun. On view this session, Yinka Shonibare’s dollhouse mines his own Victorian townhouse for racial and class insights; Peter Paone’s etching interprets Ambrose Bierce’s saturnine thoughts on sports as religion; the rambunctious horse races on the dry riverbed of the Kamo River in Kyoto are the focus of Kaiho Yusetsu’s seventeenth-century hanging scroll; 1970s skateboarders Tony Alva and Jay Adams shred and swoop in Glen Friedman’s large photographs, and more!