July 27, 2003

Rolling Sculptures The Art of Harley-Davidson at Milwaukee Art Museum

Rolling Sculptures: The Art of Harley-Davidson
Milwaukee Art Museum
August 1 - September 14, 2003

Rolling Sculptures: The Art of Harley-Davidson is the first museum-quality presentation to explore the timeless design and styling of America's most iconic motorcycles. Developed and curated by Harley-Davidson Motor Company as part of its official 100th Anniversary activities, with guidance from Willie G. Davidson, Harley's senior vice president of styling and grandson of one of the company's founders, the exhibition includes rare renderings, models and drawings that have never been seen before by the public. 

Often referred to as "rolling sculptures," Harley-Davidson motorcycles are recognized around the world for their stunning visual appeal. This exhibition explores the artistry that is the essence of the Milwaukee motorcycle maker's products, and features a number of important milestones in the company's rich design history. The milestones include the development of highly styled "factory customs" first introduced in the 1970s; the creation of tank designs, logos and other graphics; and the development of the new V-Rod line which adds a new dimension to the famous Harley-Davidson look. 

700 N. Art Museum Drive, Milwaukee, WI 53202

Updated 03.07.2019

July 13, 2003

Danny Lyon's "The Bikeriders": Pictures and Audio from the 1960s at Milwaukee Art Museum

Danny Lyon's "The Bikeriders": Pictures and Audio from the 1960s
Milwaukee Art Museum
Through September 14, 2003

Danny Lyon's "The Bikeriders": Pictures and Audio from the 1960s takes a new look at photojournalist Danny Lyon's seminal series The Bikeriders, which documented motorcycle club culture in the Midwest. Two special aspects of this exhibition are the inclusion of previously unreleased images from the original vintage negatives, and audio recordings of interviews Lyon conducted with racers and members of the Chicago and Milwaukee motorcycle club he knew when he was shooting the series. 

By including both audio and visual, Danny Lyon's "The Bikeriders" attempts to communicate the authentic and intimate relationship of the artist to his subject, and give visitors both a realistic and romantic window into the biker world of the 1960s. 

Danny Lyon (born 1942) is one of the most significant documentary photographers and filmmakers of the late twentieth century. His career began in the early 1960s when he photographed for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) in their campaign for Civil Rights in the South. Other major projects include a series on Midwest motorcycle club members, inmates in Texas penitentiaries, demolition derby drivers, the destruction of Lower Manhattan through urban renewal, revolutions in Haiti and life in inner city Brooklyn. The exhibition is guest curated at MAM by Michael Davidson and Tom Kenney.

700 N. Art Museum Drive, Milwaukee, WI 53202

Updated 30.07.2019

July 5, 2003

Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City

The Whitney Museum of American Art is a leading advocate of 20th and 21st-century American art. Founded in 1930, the Museum is widely regarded as the preeminent collection of 20th-century American art and includes the entire artistic estate of Edward Hopper, the largest public collection of works by Alexander Calder, Louise Nevelson, and Lucas Samaras, as well as significant works by Arshile Gorky, Jasper Johns, Donald Judd, Agnes Martin, Bruce Nauman, Georgia O’Keeffe, Claes Oldenburg, Kiki Smith, and Andy Warhol, among other artists. With its history of exhibiting the most promising and influential American artists and provoking intense critical and public debate, the Whitney’s signature show, the Biennial, gauges the state of contemporary art in America today. First housed on West 8th Street, the Whitney relocated in 1954 to West 54th Street and in 1966 inaugurated its present home at 945 Madison Avenue, designed by Marcel Breuer. The Whitney is currently moving ahead with plans to build a second facility, designed by Renzo Piano, located in downtown New York at the entrance to the High Line in the Meatpacking District.

Current and Upcoming Exhibitions at the Whitney Museum of American Art: 
A Few Frames: Photography and the Contact Sheet > Through January 3, 2010
Georgia O’Keeffe: Abstraction > Through January 17, 2010
Roni Horn aka Roni Horn > Through January 24, 2010
Alice Guy Blaché: Cinema Pioneer > Through January 24, 2010
Omer Fast: Nostalgia > December 10, 2009 - February 14, 2010
2010 Biennial > February 25–May 30, 2010
Heat Waves in a Swamp: The Paintings of Charles Burchfield Opens June 24, 2010
The museum is located at 945 Madison Avenue, New York City. Museum hours are: Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m., closed Monday and Tuesday. For more information, visit http://www.whitney.org/.

Updated: 22-12-2009