This summer, the MFA steps up to the plate to celebrate the career of Red Sox icon, David Ortiz. “
David Ortiz: King of the Diamond,” an installation of Ortiz’s World Series Championship rings from 2004, 2007, and 2013, kicks off Father’s Day weekend. His 2013 World Series MVP ring will be installed a week later, coinciding with the retirement of Ortiz’s number 34 at a Fenway Park ceremony on June 23. As part of the week’s celebration of Ortiz, a donation box for the David Ortiz Children’s Fund, an organization committed to providing lifesaving heart surgeries for children in the the Dominican Republic and helped countless others across New England, will be at the Museum.
“My relationship with the City of Boston is close to my heart, and I’m happy to share my rings with the MFA to give Red Sox fans a chance to view them up close,” said Ortiz. “I always want to remind the city to swing for the fences and never give up.”
Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website