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Museums lure bikers May 3, 2007

Posted by grhomeboy in Museums.

Two museums in Downtown Tucson are getting into the Harley spirit this weekend with special exhibits.

The Tucson Museum of Art is featuring a special preview of Tucson photographer Ann Simmons-Myers’ portraits of bikers. And the Arizona Historical Society Museum Downtown will display a collection of photographs of American motorcycles from the early 1900s, and a quilt made from 60 Harley-Davidson T-shirts.

‘Bikers: Photographs by Ann Simmons-Myers’
What: Black-and-white portraits of local bikers taken in the 1980s. A special free preview of 26 images along with several vintage American motorcycles will be on display this weekend. The full collection of 50 images will be exhibited May 19-Aug. 5.
Where: Tucson Museum of Art, 140 N. Main Ave.
Preview: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. today; 10 a.m.- 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday; noon-4 p.m. Sunday.
Exhibit’s run: May 19-Aug. 5.
Hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays and noon-4 p.m. Sundays.
Admission: $8; discounts available.
More information: www.tucsonarts.com or 624-2333.

‘Classic Bikes on the Border’
What: A quilt made from 60 Harley-Davidson T-shirts and a collection of photographs of American motorcycles from the early 1900s.
Where: Arizona Historical Society Museum Downtown, 140 N. Stone Ave.
When: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday; and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday.
Cost: Free.
More information: 770-1473.

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