They have a new show there running til August 15th: Bespoke, the handbuilt bicycle show.
More information here.
A bit about the show:
Bespoke: The Handbuilt Bicycle displays the designs of six internationally renowned bicycle builders whose work in metal, as well as graphics and artifacts, elucidate this refined, intricate and deeply individual craft. Organized by Michael Maharam, owner of the eponymous textile company and an avid bicycle collector, along with master builder Sacha White of Vanilla Bicycles in Portland, Oregon, this survey is presented as part of the MADProjects exhibition series, which explores emerging trends and innovations in the design world.
The twenty-one handbuilt bicycles exhibited sit squarely at the intersection of design, craft, and art, and include a range of contemporary designs: fixed-gear, road racing, cyclocross, mountain, and commuter bicycles, as well as the stripped-down radonneur, designed exclusively for long-distance racing. The exhibition features bicycles by: Mike Flanigan, Alternative Needs Transportation (A.N.T); Jeff Jones, Jeff Jones Custom Bicycles; Dario Pegoretti, Pegoretti Cicli; Richard Sachs, Richard Sachs Cycles; J. Peter Weigle, J. Peter Weigle Cycles; and Sacha White, Vanilla Bicycles.
Rumor has it there will be a panel discussion in June with some of the frame builders including Brooklyn’s own Johnny Coast.
BTW, the word bespoked is a British term which applies to something that is handmade to someone’s specifications…I didn’t know this…thanks wikipedia.org. See, we learn something everyday.
The Museum of Arts and Design is located at:
2 COLUMBUS CIRCLE NEW YORK, NY 10019 212.299.7777