The Open Road: The Art of the Motorcycle

June 16, 2022 - September 18, 2022

Exhibit Details

The Open Road: The Art of the Motorcycle 

June 16, 2022 – September 18, 2022

United Company – Legard Galleries, World Fine Art Gallery


“The Open Road: The Art of the Motorcycle” is a retrospective of the art, design, and history of the motorcycle. A visual timeline will feature the history and design of the motorcycle from the controversy of the original make and model, to present day designs from various brands. 


This exhibition will investigate questions such as: How was the motorcycle used in WWI and WWII? How did motorcycle culture evolve to the biker culture that we know today?


This exhibition will feature motorcycles that are artfully crafted in their designs and feature motorcycles from a multitude of categories including, but not limited to street bikes, off road bikes, dual purpose bikes, and vintage bikes. 



The Open Road BikeFest Week


Click HERE to learn more about the Open Road BikeFest!

June 22
• Bike Night
Texas Roadhouse, Bristol, VA
3:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.


June 23
• Hampton Inn: Cruise In
Hampton Inn, Abingdon, VA
6:00 p.m.


June 24
• Block Party at the Spring House
Tumbling Creek Cider Company, Abingdon, VA
6:00 p.m.


June 25
• Black Wolf Harley-Davidson: Ride to BikeFest
Black Wolf Harley-Davidson, Bristol, VA
9:00 a.m. Registration at Black Wolf Harley-Davidson in Bristol, VA – arrive at BikeFest at Latture Field, Abingdon, VA around 1:00 p.m.
FREE to Ride – please donate to William King Museum of Art
**A separate $20.00 ticket must be purchased to enter BikeFest event at Latture Field. This ticket can be purchased at the gate.**


June 25
• The Open Road BikeFest:
Latture Field, Abingdon, VA
Gates open at 1:00 p.m.
Featuring music, vendors, food trucks, beer garden, best in show contest & more!



“The Open Road: The Art of the Motorcycle” exhibition is part of the McGlothlin Exhibition Series.

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