2019 Design Museum of Chicago

2019 Design Museum of Chicago

Just before the turn of the century, the popularity of the bicycle in America was at an apex and Chicago-based manufacturers shops were producing the majority of American-made bicycles. However, in just a few decades the industry was a shell of its former self, as consumer focus shifted to cars, planes, and surviving the Great Depression.

"Keep Moving: Designing Chicago's Bicycle Culture” explores how bicycle design in Chicago contributed to the early popularity of bicycles in America, their survival through the 20th century, and their resurgence today. The exhibit featured a selection of posters from the ARTCRANK collection.
 


FEATURED ARTCRANK ARTISTS
Allan Peters : : Derek Knierim : : Edgar Garcia : : Natalie Wynings : : Rebeccah Erickson : : Steve Jockisch 



 
Keep Moving: Designing Chicago's Bicycle Culture was presented as part of Art Design Chicago, an initiative of the Terra Foundation for American Art exploring Chicago’s art and design legacy, with presenting partner The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation. Additional support for this exhibition comes from the Chicago Community Trust. Curated by Lauren Boegen.