Student News: Allison Rudnick Curates “On the Ropes: Vintage Boxing Cards from the Jefferson R. Burdick” at the Met

Boxing, a combat sport with ancient origins, was wildly popular in the United States in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Curated by Allie Rudnick–an Assistant Curator in the Met’s Drawings and Prints Department and a PhD candidate in Art History at the Graduate Center–On the Ropes  features vintage boxing cards dating from the 1880s to the 1950s, exploring the ways in which images of boxing foreground issues of nationality, race, ethnicity, celebrity, and notions of masculinity in the United States during the period.  Continue reading “Student News: Allison Rudnick Curates “On the Ropes: Vintage Boxing Cards from the Jefferson R. Burdick” at the Met”

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