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Lowriders: Cars and Culture

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September 17, 2016 - May 14, 2017

Exhibition Admission
$8 adults, $5 students/seniors (62+), free for members and ages 3 and under. The second Saturday of each month is a free day.

The Longmont Museum has opened one of the first-ever exhibitions to showcase lowrider culture. Lowriders are customized cars with chassis that have been lowered so that they narrowly clear the ground, and are bountiful in Colorado and rich with history. Longmont is home to over 200 Lowriders alone. This exhibition gives visitors a behind-the-scenes view of how these rolling works of art are created. From pinstriping to upholstery, hydraulics to wheels, visitors will discover the varied skills needed to craft these beauties. Lowriders: Cars & Culture features cars, custom bicycles, pinstriping and upholstery examples, old-school military hydraulics, vintage posters, magazines and historic accessories all related to the lowrider scene.

Don't forget to check out our lowrider transformation in the Portal Gallery.

Exhibition Programming

Curator Conversations
Tuesdays at Noon September 20- October 11 and November 8 – December 20, free with admission
Join curator Jared Thompson for a guided tour of the new exhibition Lowriders: Cars and Culture.

 

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