Through March 3, 2019
Expo 72, 72 E. Randolph St. (across the street from the Chicago Cultural Center)
Just before the turn of the century, the popularity of the bicycle in America was at an apex and the majority of American-made bicycles were being produced by Chicago-based manufacturers. Through designed items such as advertisements, brands, objects and spaces, this exhibition looks at how design has shaped how Americans think about bicycles – something familiar to us all.
Thursday, December 6, 6–7 p.m.: Gallery Talk “Beauty and the Bike: The Impact of Recreational Changes on Park Designs”
Saturday, December 15, 1:30–2:30 p.m.: Gallery Talk “From Bloomers to Pedal Pushers to Rompers: Riding Bikes in Style”
Tuesday, January 22, 6 – 7 p.m.: Panel Talk “Biking for Change and Empowerment”