With about 2 hours until the pre-party show, I took some time to walk through the museum and get some dinner. I visited the museum for the first time last March and it was sensory overload. I took a ton of photos and have only managed to post photos of one bike so far (click here). Last time I was there, Josh Kurpius' "Living Lost" exhibit was on display, which was excellent. I even ran into Josh and Willie G. Davidson! This time, an exhibit called (P)ART (curated with help from DicE Magazine) was featured and I was very excited to see it so I headed there first.
Quote from the Harley-Davidson Museum website:
"(P)ART showcases 29 carefully staged and artistic photographs dating as early as 1912 that highlight the style of legendary Harley-Davidson motorcycle parts. Used in advertisements, catalogs, manuals, and in other company publications, these parts are sculptural forms that illustrate Harley-Davidson’s early commitment to the form and function of a motorcycle."
The really cool thing about this exhibit is how none of the artwork was ever intended to hang in a gallery-like setting, yet it works perfectly well.
Taking a stroll down the hall was like stepping back in time.
Here are a few close-ups.
Some photos from the rest of the museum (before the pre-party) are up next!