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Museums lure bikers May 3, 2007

Posted by grhomeboy in Museums.
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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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