On March 10, 2012, Steel Ponies opens at the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art in Indianapolis, Ind., allowing guests to explore the finest examples of motorcycles from vintage historical examples and famous Hollywood bikes to tricked-out custom jobs.
Motorcycles remain symbols of adventure, freedom, individualism and even danger ideas often connected to concepts of the American West. The Steel Ponies exhibit will explore the popularity of motorcycles as an art form and an expression of identity through custom builds. Guests will see examples of symbols from the West and Native America.
The exhibit will show how motorcycles relate to both the real and imagined American West and Native America. The exhibit features the motorcycle Evel Knievel used in many of his famous jumps; the “Captain America” bike, used in the counterculture classic film, “Easy Rider;” and more than 20 other must-see motorcycles.
For more information about the museum and the Steel Ponies exhibit, visit www.eiteljorg.org.