The Blanton Museum of Art at The University of Texas at Austin presents The Rules of Basketball, an exhibition of works by contemporary artist Paul Pfeiffer, presented in conjunction with a special display of James Naismith’s “Original Rules of Basket Ball”—the 1891 document that outlined the 13 original rules of the game. In this rare presentation, guest-curated by Regine Basha, the exhibition considers the sport from a historical perspective while also reflecting on the phenomena and spectacle that surround it.
In 1891, Naismith developed the game of “basket ball” with two peach baskets and a soccer ball, and drafted an accompanying set of 13 rules that he typed on two sheets of paper and nailed to the gymnasium wall.
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