The America’s Cup is without a doubt one of the most difficult trophies to win. In the more than 150 years since that first race off England, only four nations have won what is often called the oldest trophy in international sports. For some perspective, consider that there had been nine contests for the America’s Cup before the first modern Olympic Games were held in Athens in 1896. Get an up-close look at this historic piece of international history on display in the Asian Art Museum. The display is part of the opening activities for the Asian Art Museum’s special exhibition of Japanese art from the rarely seen collection of Larry Ellison, Oracle CEO and owner of ORACLE TEAM USA, defender of the 34th America’s Cup.
The trophy will be on view 10 am to 5 pm Wednesday June 26 and Friday June 28 and until 9 pm on Thursday, June 27.