Experience vintage motorcycles and memorabilia in the upcoming exhibition “The Open Road: The Art of the Motorcycle,” on display at William King Museum of Art in Abingdon, Virginia, June 16 through Sept. 18. “The Open Road: The Art of the Motorcycle” is a retrospective of the art, design and history of the motorcycle. A visual timeline features the history and design of the motorcycle from the controversy of the original make and model to present day designs from various brands. Learn more at williamkingmuseum.org or call (276) 628-5005 ext.106.
“The Open Road: The Art of the Motorcycle” features motorcycles that are artfully crafted in their designs from categories including street bikes, off road bikes, dual purpose bikes, vintage bikes and more. This exhibition investigates questions such as: How was the motorcycle used in WWI and WWII? How did motorcycle culture evolve to the biker culture that we know today?
Celebrate the opening of “The Open Road: The Art of the Motorcycle,” at William King Museum of Art in Abingdon, VA, with the Open Road BikeFest.
Join businesses in Abingdon, Virginia, June 22 - June 25, for a week of Bike Nights, Block Parties, Bike Shows and Rides with the Open Road BikeFest. Plan your route ahead of time with Appalachian Backroads, your complete guide to routes in Southwest Virginia, or The Southern Dozen, your complete guide to routes in Northeast Tennessee. Then, experience Abingdon’s award-winning small town food scene at over 30 independently owned restaurants.
Order tickets online at WilliamKingMuseum.org or call 276-628-5005. Learn more about the Open Road BikeFest online at williamkingmuseum.org.
“The Open Road: The Art of the Motorcycle” is organized by William King Museum of Art and is part of the McGlothlin Exhibition Series. Support for the Open Road BikeFest is provided by the Town of Abingdon, Virginia.
William King Museum of Art is open Monday through Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday from 1-5 p.m. Admission to the museum is free. For information on exhibitions or events at William King Museum of Art visit williamkingmuseum.org or call 276-628-5005.
William King Museum of Art is located at 415 Academy Drive, off West Main Street or Russell Road, in Abingdon. Accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, William King Museum of Art is a partner of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, a member of the Virginia Association of Museums, and is funded in part by the Virginia Commission for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.