Major League Baseball Hall of Famers like Joe Morgan, Willie Mays and Reggie Jackson might not have plaques in Cooperstown were it not for their baseball ancestors who played in the Negro Leagues between 1920 and 1960.
Now, members of the Northeastern and greater Boston communities have a chance to discover Negro League stars such as Satchel Paige, Buck O’Neil and James “Cool Papa” Bell, and celebrate Negro League baseball’s place in American history.

The exhibition — Shades of Greatness: The Art of Negro League Baseball — includes 35 paintings, photographs, etchings, three-dimensional installations and signs created by local and national artists.