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Sneaker Museum Pop-up Exhibit at Royal Sonesta Boston April 13 - May 6, 2018 | On-Site Q&A: May 2

April 13, 2018

Boston/Cambridge, MA (April 2018) – Just in time for the Boston Marathon and in celebration of ArtWeek, Royal Sonesta Boston teams up with the Sneaker Museum to present a pop-up lobby exhibit, detailing the history and impact of sneaker culture on sports, music, fashion, animation and the arts. The sneaker exhibit will be on display in the hotel lobby from Friday, April 13 through Sunday, May 6, 8:00am - 11:00pm with free admission.

On Wednesday, May 2nd, from 5:30-7:00pm, Sneaker Museum founder and collector Rick Kosow and other sneaker aficionados will be on-site to answer questions and talk about their passion for the shoes and all they represent.

“Sonesta has always had an affinity for the arts and that extends to pop culture. We are so thrilled to welcome this exhibit to our hotel as hundreds of marathon runners from around the world are checking in,” said Royal Sonesta Boston general manager Michael Medeiros.

“We are very excited to be participating in ArtWeek and bringing a portion of our eclectic collection to Royal Sonesta Boston. I’m looking forward to sharing my lifelong passion with such a wide audience,” said Sneaker Museum founder and collector Rick Kosow. “People will be surprised by the innovation in sneaker art, design, and technology over the last 30 years, and how it not only reflects the times, but has expanded the way we experience our footwear.”

The collection will display vintage running shoes, as well as a mix of iconic sneakers from Michael Jordan, Boston Celtics, prolific musicians and artists including Hendrix, Grateful Dead, Warhol and The Beetles, stylized high-fashion sneakers and related art.

The Sneaker Museum was established in 2012 out of a passion and dedication for collecting by Rick Kosow, a pioneer pop culture collector with an intuitive "sneaker vision." The Sneaker Museum is dedicated to presenting innovative, educational and artistic programming elevating sneaker art and culture. The Sneaker Museum's objective is to enrich the sneaker ecosystem and serve its diverse audiences as an independent, dynamic and innovative organization providing learning through the arts, sports and design. For more information please visit

Nestled along the Charles River where Boston and Cambridge meet, Royal Sonesta Boston offers modern hospitality and stunning views of the Charles River and the Boston skyline. A respected AAA Four Diamond Award winner, the hotel boasts newly renovated stylish spaces and first-class amenities, in addition to a unique dedication to visual arts. The hotel hallways double as art galleries, featuring original art from many vital and respected contemporary artists. Acclaimed for its vibrant dining options, the hotel features ArtBar Cambridge, Restaurant dante, and Studio, a specialty on-the-go pastry & coffee shop. Royal Sonesta Boston sets the standard for a memorable location, modern design, chic comforts and gracious hospitality. Royal Sonesta Boston is located at 40 Edwin H. Land Blvd., Cambridge, MA 02142. For more information, please call 617.806.4200 or visit boston.  

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