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Lowriders: Cars and Culture

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September 17, 2016 - May 14, 2017

The Longmont Museum 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 more than 200 Lowriders alone. The exhibition gave visitors a behind-the-scenes view of how these rolling works of art are created. From pinstriping to upholstery, hydraulics to wheels, visitors discovered the varied skills needed to craft these beauties. "Lowriders: Cars & Culture" featured cars, custom bicycles, pinstriping and upholstery examples, old-school military hydraulics, vintage posters, magazines and historic accessories all related to the lowrider scene.

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 exhibition, "Lowriders: Cars and Culture."

 

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