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"Living Lost: Photographs by Josh Kurpius" will open at the Harley-Davidson Museum on Jan. 17.

New exhibit brings the open road to the Harley-Davidson Museum


On Jan. 17, the Harley-Davidson Museum will open a new exhibit.

"Living Lost: Photographs by Josh Kurpius" is a collection of 30 original photographs taken during a series of cross-country road trips rider and photographer Kurpius took on a chopped 1977 Harley-Davidson motorcycle. The goal of the collection is to show an honest and open look at the uninhibited lifestyle of a group of nomadic bikers set against the panorama of America.

The motorcycle Kurpius used on the various road trips, an Ironhead Sportster nicknamed "The Locust," will also be on display in the museum's lobby during parts of the exhibit.

The gallery runs through May 18 on the bridge between the museum and the archives building. Visitors will receive free admission on the exhibit's opening night on Jan. 17 from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m.

The Harley-Davidson Museum will also be hosting a party in the exhibit's honor on Feb. 1 featuring the photographs, Kurpius himself and live music from stripped-down psychedelic band Mount Salem. Tickets are $10 and will be on sale the day of the event, both online and in the museum's lobby.


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