The National Art Education Association will honor of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum's "The Art of the Motorcycle" exhibit with a talk about the installation at the in New Orleans, March 27-30, 2008. The exhibit turns 10 next year.
The NAEA event will feature it in talk for a "Super Session." Charles M. Falco, a Professor of Optical Sciences at the University of Arizona, will examine the interrelationship of the technological, cultural and aesthetic factors that have influenced motorcycle design since the first one was patented in 1868.
"With over 2 million visitors in New York, Chicago, Las Vegas, and Bilbao, Spain, 'The Art of the Motorcycle' is the most successful exhibition of industrial design ever assembled and, with its post-industrial themes of dynamism and modernity, it continues to have broad international influence on popular visual and material culture," the abstract of his talk says.
With 4000+ attendees, a large turnout is expected. The talk, plus coverage in the NAEA magazine that goes to all 22,000 members, "guarantees that basically every art teacher in the U.S. will see motorcycles in a very positive light," a Guggenheim spokesperson says.