Exhibition to Mark 65th Anniversary of Rochester Royals’ 1951 NBA Championship
Dates: March 29 to April 22, 2016
Location: Sunken Gallery, 2nd floor, The Wallace Center
Reception: Thursday, April 21, 5 to 6:30 pm -- 65 years to the day when the Royals captured the NBA crown
In 1951, Rochester’s Royals were NBA champions. Six years later, the team was gone. When Rochester Was Royal: Professional Basketball in Rochester 1945-1957, chronicles the Royals’ entrance to and exit from Rochester’s sporting landscape. Curated by a team of museum studies faculty at RIT – Rebecca Edwards, Juilee Decker, and Michael Brown – this exhibition explores the team, its town, and its time at the pinnacle of professional basketball.