Nineteenth-century photography

Few machines have altered history like the camera in the nineteenth century — photography gave ordinary people new insights, and their stories now remain preserved in treasured personal collections. The exhibition ‘Revelations’ both celebrates the historical innovations of photography and the printing press, in this the second of our two part series, we honour photography’s…

List of Motorcycles: Humble origins to cutting-edge prototypes

We list the motorcycles on display in ‘The Motorcycle: Design, Art, Desire’ — by year from 1871 until 2020 — these motorcycles have been carefully selected for the technical achievements and aesthetic merits they represent.  Showcasing 100 motorcycles, ‘The Motorcycle’ spans the history of this dynamic and versatile vehicle, from its humble origins as an…

The Motorcycle: Iconic designs

Co-curators Charles Falco and Ulton Guilfoyle welcome you to the exhibition ‘The Motorcycle: Design, Art, Desire‘ — their videos featured here explore the absolute highlights from the motorcycles on display.  RELATED: Browse the FULL LIST OF MOTORCYCLES RELATED: Read more about THE BIKES ON DISPLAY Get tickets to ‘The Motorcycle’ exhibition Showcasing 100 spectacular motorcycles drawn…

Indian Single 1908 owned by pioneering stuntwoman CeDora

To celebrate International Women’s Day, we focus on the achievements of CeDora (Eleanor Seufert), a pioneering stuntwoman. Throughout her 11-year career, CeDora performed on a specially commissioned Indian Single 1908 in the Globe of Death, an enclosed sphere of steel in which riders defy gravity by riding in loops in all directions. In a promotional…

Albrecht Durer & the fifteenth-century printing press

The exhibition ‘Revelations’ celebrates the historical innovations of the printing press and photography, which untethered images from expensive manuscripts and paintings, presenting new ways to navigate the world and our place in it. This, the first in our two part series focuses on the printing press and Albrecht Dürer’s (1471–1528) illustrated volume of The Book of…

The Henderson Four: The largest and fastest motorcycle of its time

The Henderson Four machines were the largest and fastest motorcycles of their time, and appealed to both sport riders and especially police departments who favored them as they were faster than anything else on the roads. Not long after production began, in 1912 Carl Stearns Clancy (1890 – 1971) decided to choose a Henderson Four…