Polo in America: The 1986-87 Cartier Polo Retrospective

The 1986-87 exhibit POLO IN AMERICA: A Retrospective Exhibition of Polo in the United States, organized and sponsored by Cartier, Inc., in Palm Beach, brought together an unprecedented collection of historically important polo art and memorabilia. This exhibit was considered to be of such international importance that it was re-created for one month as a “Polo museum” on the second floor of Cartier’s historic Fifth Avenue building in June 1987.

Archived New York Times article “Exhibition Recalls Polo’s Past”

Jeanne Chisholm endeavored exhaustively to get the vast majority of the objects lent to these exhibits donated to the permanent collection of the proposed National Museum of Polo and Hall of Fame in Lake Worth, Florida. Yet while they are still housed by the museum, most of them are not currently on display. It is our hope that soon they will be on view once again after proper cataloguing and archiving.

In its continued effort to serve the polo community, the Chisholm Gallery has posted a link to the original website cataloguing this important event, and will maintain this archive in conjunction with the Chisholm Gallery website. The link below will take you to a complete archive of the exhibit, photos and newspaper clippings. Enjoy!

Click here to view the Retrospective Website