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Roberto Clemente Exhibition Continues Through Aug. 24

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Walter Czekaj, exhibitions coordinator

Posted on June 2, 2010

Manderino Gallery, summer hours:

  • Monday-Friday - 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Saturday - 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Sunday - Closed


Roberto Clemente Walker (1934-1972) remains a legendary figure in sports, in philanthropy and in the hearts of millions of Puerto Ricans and Americans - especially those in western Pennsylvania.

With a cannon arm and lightning speed, he was an outstanding baseball player, but the Puerto Rico native's legend reaches beyond the diamond.

A Smithsonian Institution traveling exhibition honors this sports hero and dedicated humanitarian.

Beyond Baseball: The Life of Roberto Clemente continues through Aug. 24 at Cal U, the only western Pennsylvania venue to host the exhibition.

Beyond Baseball was developed by the Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico with the Carimar Design and Research studio and organized for travel by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service. It is complemented by an interactive Web site - at - with a virtual exhibition, children's activities, lesson plans, biographical highlights and historic photographs. The exhibition is made possible by the generous support of the Smithsonian Latino Center.

The Clemente Museum in Pittsburgh has collaborated with Cal U during this SITES exhibition by providing more than 100 historical objects and photographs. They offer rare and unique insights into Roberto Clemente's life and complement the visitor's experience.

See the exhibition

California University is proud to host tours and educational field trips that introduce the community to SITES exhibitions.

While on campus, school groups can engage in various interdisciplinary activities related to the exhibition and tied to Pennsylvania State Academic Standards. Curriculum materials related to the exhibition are available upon request. Field trip groups are able to visit the gallery outside of its normal operating hours.

For more information or to register your group, contact Walter Czekaj, university exhibitions coordinator, at 724-938-5244 or A Field Trip Request Form is available online at; search for "SITES" or follow the links from "Information for ... Business & Community" to "World-Class Affiliations."