Moore College of Art & Design is mounting a very cool multi-faceted exhibition about Philadelphia and bicycles. Bicycle: People + Ideas in Motion will run from June 19th through October 14th at its galleries at 20th and Parkway. It will feature exhibits, movies, performances and more for all ages. Check the Bicycle Coalition's events calendar for all dates.
From the press release "The exhibition celebrates Philadelphia's passion and commitment to the bicycle with a series of changing exhibitions, programs and events that explore the bicycle both as a functional object and as a canvas for good causes, personal expression, civic mindedness and political beliefs.....In addition to vintage bikes from Philadelphia collections, the core exhibit will feature a variety of bikes found in Philadelphia's urban landscape: "fixies," tandems, hand-built bikes, folding bikes, road and touring bikes, commuters, cargo bikes and more."
Two exhibits are already on display: Ryan Humphrey's Fast Forward and Leo Stoetzel's Big Bike
The official opening night is Friday, June 26th from 6-8pm.
- 7pm-- Ramps in Ryan Humphrey's installation will be artfully put to use by 80's pro BMX'er John "Dizz" Hicks and other select pro-level BMX'ers from Philadelphia
- 8pm--Premier of I Love My Bicycle: The Story of FMB Bikes (2009) Directed by Joe Stakun of Philadelphia. Tickets and prices at www.bicyclefilmfestival.com
Saturday, June 27 - 8pm -- Bicycle Film Festival and Street Party.