How Art Museums Are Promoting Bike Culture!

PaulSignacVelodrome

Painting by Paul Signac

In exhibitions and programs across the country, museums are devising new ways to showcase the exquisite mix of engineering, craftsmanship and style that moves us forward on two finely calibrated wheels!

Even for Portland, Oregon, it was the perfect storm: a major bike collection was opening at the Portland Art Museum while the city was hosting the World Naked Bike Ride.

And that’s how a thousand nearly naked people, who paid a discounted admission price of $1 for every item of clothing they wore, came to see “Cyclepedia: Iconic Bicycle Design,” a selection of 40 bikes owned by Vienna-based designer Michael Embacher, when it premiered at the museum early last month.

Aside from the nudity, the event resembles much of the bike-related programming art museums are developing these days: It showcases the bicycle as an object of design, as well as personal expression. It reaches out to non-traditional museum audiences. It rewards visitors for using alternative transportation. And it’s packing in the crowds. More than 20,000 people have visited the show already, says museum director Brian J. Ferriso. “Communicating that objects of great design are in our world every day opens up a door of accessibility that’s very important to an art museum,” he says.

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JeanMetzingerVelodrome

Painting by Jean Metzinger

Pushbike: And I thought my clubhouse was cool!

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If you’ve never been to Pushbike in San Francisco before, I’d say go but that’s probably not going to happen.

Checkout the virtual tour…HERE!

Iconic Bicycle Design at the Portland Art Museum.

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Read a article on the exhibit…HERE!

Looks like the Portland Art Museum really likes bicycles!

Anybody go to the Know Your City, Art for the Millions Bike Tour?

1987…

1987

was a damn fine year for Track Components!

Wish I could make it up for this!

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More info…HERE!