June 13 – September 7, 2015
The Harley-Davidson Museum’s special summer exhibit for 2015, will honor motorcycling’s legend behind the legends – Willie G. Davidson. The exhibit, titledWillie G. Davidson: Artist, Designer, Leader, Legend opens June 13 and runs through Sept. 7, 2015.
Housed in the Garage special event space, visitors will experience a celebration of the artistry, influence and impact of a man whose designs have defined American motorcycles for generations. Key elements include previously unseen historical artifacts and items from Willie’s personal collection that provide insight into his unique perspective, personal style, creative process, inspiration and influences. In addition, one-of-a-kind vehicles, original designs, art, rare artifacts and media paint an engaging portrait of this iconic figure, his influential career, legacy, and current work.
Willie G. Davidson serves as Chief Styling Officer Emeritus and Brand Ambassador at Harley-Davidson, Inc. He is affectionately known by millions of motorcycle enthusiasts as “Willie G.,” and he is the grandson of one of the original founders, William A. Davidson. For 49 years, Davidson helped shape the look, sound and feel that define Harley-Davidson motorcycles. In 1981, he was one of 13 executives who raised more than $75 million to purchase Harley-Davidson from AMF Incorporated.
June 11, 5-9PM
All bikes unite at the Harley-Davidson Museum® to celebrate the opening of the Willie G. Davidson Exhibit with a special Preview Bike Night. Music by the Robert Allen Jr. Band featuring Paul Martin.
4:00 – 9:00pm: Museum Member Preview (free admission)
6:00 – 9:00pm: Exhibit open to public for special preview (regular admission applies)
9:00am – 6:00pm: Museum Member Preview (free admission)
This exhibit is not officially open to the public until Saturday, June 13.
Author: Harley Davidson
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