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The Bikeriders

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Crossing the Ohio, Louisville © Courtesy of the artist & Akron Art Museum
The Bikeriders

One South High
Akron, Ohio 44308
January 26th, 2013 - June 21st, 2013

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WEBSITE:  
http://akronartmuseum.org
COUNTRY:  
United States
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bGovern@akronartmuseum.org
PHONE:  
330.376.9185
OPEN HOURS:  
Wednesday - Sunday: 11am - 5pm, Thursday: 11am - 9pm
TAGS:  
photography

DESCRIPTION

This exhibition presents a dramatic inside look at 1960s biker counterculture. From 1963 – 1967 Danny Lyon not only captured the bikers in photographs, but immersed himself in the lifestyle. Lyon joined the Chicago Outlaw Motorcycle Club, making him a pioneer of the new form of photojournalism where the artist was personally involved with the subject. This series was featured in Lyon’s defining first photography book and became one of the most important and influential documentary series of the late 20th century. This exhibition is drawn exclusively from the museum’s extensive holdings of Lyon’s work.