New Harley Davidson Photography Exhibit Celebrates The Art of the Part

Jan 26, 2015

Gas Tank and Shutoff Valve Aligning Tool , 1941.
Credit Harley-Davidson Archives /

Most people go to the Harley Museum to see the bikes. And there are a lot of them from the more than 100 years of the company’s existence. But a new photography exhibit focuses the viewer’s eye on the parts and tools that make the bikes a reality – and treats them as art objects in and of themselves.

The photographs in the (P)ART: Photographs Revealing The Art of Mechanical Form exhibit range from the 1910s through the 1960s and was co-curated by the museum’s David Kreidler. Lake Effect's Bonnie North met Kreidler at the gallery to get a preview of the exhibition:

The (P)ART exhibit opened at the Harley Davidson Museum last week and will be on display through mid-May.