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Arthur Ashe Learning Center Inspirational Tour

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August 24, 2013 - September 9, 2013

Learn about the life of legendary tennis player Arthur Ashe, who was the first African American player named to the United States Davis Cup Team and the only African American player to win the men’s singles title at Wimbledon, the U.S. Open and the Australian Open.

The exhibition uses touchscreens, motion paintings, augmented reality, and health and wellness challenges to provide insight into subjects that Ashe was passionate about, including sports, tennis, education, health and public service. General admission to NYSCI is free during the run of the Inspirational Tour thanks to generous support from the Arthur Ashe Learning Center.

Exhibition components include:
•    Virtual Motion Paintings – Three photographs of Arthur Ashe that “talk” to visitors as they approach.
•    Arthur Ashe Timeline – A touchscreen timeline of some of the highlights of Arthur Ashe’s life set in the context of world events.
•    Interactive Tennis Challenge – Participants answer tennis-related trivia while playing an action-packed touch-screen tennis match.
•    Arthur and Me – Visitors use an interactive kiosk to to create a photo of themselves with Arthur Ashe.
•    Healthy Living Challenge – Guests join Arthur Ashe for some challenging, interactive and fun exercises while learning about health and wellness.
•    Monster Board Heart Challenge – Using a touchscreen, multiple visitors can learn about their heart so they too can become health advocates.
•    Tree of Service – As visitors interact with a screen image of a tree, they enter their name and answer personal questions as they learn about Arthur Ashe’s life of service.

The Inspirational Tour exhibition will close on September 9 with a special reception hosted by the AALC. Tickets for the reception can be purchased in advance at

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