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Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service, Beyond Baseball: The Life of Roberto Clemente
Image: An ecstatic Clemente celebrating one of many successful games.


Beyond Baseball: The Life of Roberto Clemente is an online exhibition based on one originally on view at San Juan’s Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico and crafted in close concert with the Clemente family. The website, a collaboration among SITES, Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico, and CARIMAR, captures the original’s uniquely Puerto Rican perspective for an American audience.

The “Beyond Baseball” website is funded by the Smithsonian Women’s Committee.

Project support provided by the Smithsonian Latino Center.

Additional support for this exhibition was
provided by Ford Motor Company Fund.

Video courtesy of

Website Design: Thomas Mitchell, Dorry Clay
Literae Interactive

Link: Museo de Arte de Puerto RicoThe Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico, a Smithsonian Affiliate, celebrates Puerto Rico’s centuries-old artistic tradition of painting, sculpture, graphics, ceramics, folk art, photography and contemporary media. The San Juan museum collects, interprets and presents Puerto Rican art in permanent and temporary exhibitions, while fostering awareness of other art traditions from Latin America and the rest of the world.

Image: CARIMARCARIMAR is one of Puerto Rico’s pre-eminent exhibition project management and design firms. Based in San Juan, CARIMAR works with museums and other non-profit organizations to achieve their respective missions through curatorial, design and exhibit production services.

Ford Motor Company Fund and Community Services works with community partners to advance driving safety, education and American heritage and community life. The Ford Motor Company Fund has operated for more than 60 years with ongoing funding from Ford Motor Company.

Link: Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition ServiceSITES has been sharing the wealth of Smithsonian collections and research programs with millions of people outside Washington, D.C., for more than 50 years. SITES connects Americans to their shared cultural heritage through a wide range of exhibitions about art, science and history, which are shown wherever people live, work and play.

Project Manager: Parker Hayes
Website Project Team: Heather Foster Shelton, Marissa Hoechstetter, Robert Ritter, Megan Sabine, Elizabeth Slade, Jennifer Schommer, and Fredric Williams
Content Advisor: Bruce Markusen
Educational Resources: Tia Powell-Harris, Briana Zavadil-White, and Geraldine Provost
Educational Programming: Elizabeth Pringle
Translator: Maria Cristina Moro



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