MISFITS Free Public Opening

From October 13, 2017 6:30 pm until October 13, 2017 9:00 pm
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MISFITS
OCT 13, 2017–JAN 28, 2018
ROCKFORD ART MUSEUM

SPONSORED BY WOMEN’S ART BOARD

FRI, OCT 13
MEMBERS PREVIEW | 5–6:30 PM
FREE PUBLIC OPENING | 6:30–9 PM

To attend the MEMBERS PREVIEW (5–6:30 PM, FRI, OCT 13):
rockfordartmuseum.org/connect/become-a-member

FRI, OCT 13
MISFITS MOTORCYCLE RALLY
| 8–10 PM
$5 COVER (FREE FOR MEMBERS)
LIVE MUSIC, CASH BAR, FOOD TRUCKS

Misfits surveys 1960s biker subculture through film, literature, and Danny Lyon’s iconic photography portfolio, The Bikeriders. This 15-week feature exhibition incorporates a portion of that decade’s social landscape, exploring the influence the movement made on filmmakers, authors, and artists during this turbulent era. Included are vintage bikes and ephemera, plus firsthand stories documenting the Rockford motorcycle scene of the 1960s and the impact it had on the country. Full list of related education programs, including the Misfits Movie Monday Film Series (with The Wild Angels, Easy Rider, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas), Songwriter Series: Go Go Torpedo and Prairie Smoke, Poetry Open Mic Night, and much more at rockfordartmuseum.org.

Misfits is organized by Rockford Art Museum, curated by RAM Curator Carrie Johnson. This exhibition and its related educational programming are sponsored by Women’s Art Board, and partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency and by the Armer Ahlstrand Charitable Foundation.