May 23–October 25, 2020
Member Preview Night–Friday, May 22, 2020

The custom motorcycle scene has exploded in the past years, transitioning from a fringe pursuit into a mainstream phenomenon. The exhibition will display twenty custom motorcycles that epitomize and represent the best contemporary examples of this resurgence. This exhibition will be focused on motorcycle builders based in North America.

The show will include custom motorcycles supported by development sketches, models, bucks, prototypes, photos and videos. It’ll show the finished ‘design’ and the ‘craft’ behind the glossy machines. The exhibition will showcase the actors and supporting characters, who design and build contemporary custom motorcycles using both traditional crafts and state-of-the-art technologies.

Guest curator: Hugo Eccles

Above Image: Supernaturale built by Untitled Motorcycles, 2017. Image courtesy of Hugo Eccles.


The Museum of Craft and Design’s exhibitions and programs are generously supported by the Windgate Charitable Foundation and Grants for the Arts. Additional support is provided by Robyn and John Horn, Hunter Douglas and Dorthy Saxe.

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