In a unique partnership with the Harley-Davidson Museum, the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design (MIAD) – Wisconsin’s only college devoted exclusively to the education of professional artists and designers – has kicked off the fall semester with the most ambitious cross-disciplinary project in the college’s history. "The Helmet Project" – involving 100 art and design students, 10 faculty members and the Museum’s professional staff – will be on view as the first feature exhibition at the Harley-Davidson Museum Garage from Oct. 23 – Nov.
Buell Motorcycle Company invites fans to the Harley-Davidson Museum in Milwaukee on Sept. 24 to celebrate Buell’s first professional AMA road racing championship, which was clinched on Sept. 9 when Bruce Rossmeyer’s Daytona Racing/RMR/GEICO Powersports racer Danny Eslick won the 2009 AMA Pro Racing Daytona SportBike season championship at New Jersey Motorsports Park aboard a Buell 1125R.
The celebratory activities are planned during the Museum’s Thursday night Bike Night at Motor, and include the RMR/GEICO Powersports team rig, Eslick’s championship-winning No.
From May 22 through August 10, the Harley-Davidson Museum will host a special display, One American Hero, telling the story of Staff Sergeant Wallace Van Sandt, a young motorcycle enthusiast who was killed in action during WWII. For decades, Wallace’s family preserved his memory through his prized possession, a 1941 Harley-Davidson WLD Sport Solo, along with many other personal mementoes from his short life.
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Tim Dixon is a biker. He rides his customized Harley-Davidson Fat Boy through the savage countryside of the Kettle Moraine and reconnects with his Chippewa ancestors as he thinks of ways to make his buildings convergent with the land. "Actually, I’m not so much a developer as a ‘re-developer’," he laughs. "I’m all about preserving the original spirit of what I find and re-combining it in ways that are fresh."