Breaking Records, Breaking Barriers


On and off the playing field, American athletes have broken records for themselves and social barriers for us all. This exhibition focused on exceptional athletes and remarkable events. But more importantly, it showed how sportsmen and women have helped shatter cultural and political barriers for all Americans. Portraying athletes from more than a dozen sports, the exhibition also explored issues such as the emergence of sports celebrities and superstars, nationalism, perceptions about human physical limitations and handicaps, and technological breakthroughs that enhance athletic performance.

The website for this exhibition was retired in 2023 due to incompatibility with current web standards. A view of the previous home page can be seen below.

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Website screenshot
This screenshot captures the home page of the former Breaking Records, Breaking Barriers website. View an archived site snapshot.