Mississippi’s Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art is serious about its mission. Not only because of their history as a go-to spot for the Magnolia state’s cultural heritage and the work of the “Mad Potter of Biloxi,” but also because of their commitment to making people feel engaged with their exhibitions. Now, the museum is reaching out to motorcycle riders. As dedicated enthusiasts for everything motorcycle-related, we couldn’t pass the opportunity to share the news with our crowd.
According to the Sun Herald, the Ohr-O’Keefe Museum is calling out bikers as well as collectors who own vintage motorcycles. Their goal is to gather a good number of old-time two-wheelers for an upcoming exhibition.
The museum is expected to hold the event in November, and participating riders or collectors would lend their bikes to the nonprofit, allowing countless enthusiasts the opportunity to appreciate what the past has brought us over the years.
Bikes would be displayed for three months between November 17, 2017 and February 24, 2018 under the title: “The Wind in You Hair: Vintage Motorcycles.”
Collectors or bikers interested must keep in mind that the museum wants specific types of machines. Rare and unusual motorcycles as well as landmark models of all kinds and conditions are welcome. The institution is hoping to find items made between 1900 and 1970. The museum is on the lookout for some of the most well-known brands such as BMW, Ducati, and Harley, but bikes made under the Pope, Thor, ACE, BMW, Cushman, Douglas, Indian, Henderson, Excelsior, Triumph, Nimbus, Norton, BSA, Sunbeam, Velocette, Yale, and Vincent brands are also wanted.
Bikers and collectors willing to participate can rest assured their prized possessions will remain in climate-controlled art galleries at all time, protected by their own central alarm security systems. Cameras, monitors, and full-time security staff would also be on site, making sure the rides are secured at all times. Bikes will also be fully insured, the museum stated.