Art in Balance

Art in Balance: Motorcycles and Fine Art

Art in Balance: Motorcycles and Fine Art juxtaposes modern and contemporary artworks with a special group of eight motorcycles. Visitors are invited to explore the connections that link two-dimensional works of art with three-dimensional machines. Their shared shapes, lines and colors are the visual foundations that we build upon. The dynamic balance and rhythm between the art and the motorcycles, which changes as you move through the space, is what sets these works in motion! Artwork featured in Art in Balance is on loan from the permanent collections of the Samek Art Museum and the Woodmere Art Museum.

The Samek Art Museum is a program of Bucknell University that creates meaningful encounters between students, artists, and the public in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania. It presently holds a collection of 5,000 objects highlighting the art of our time.

Housed in a 19th-century mansion in the Chestnut Hill Historic District, the Woodmere Art Museum has been a fixture of the Pennsylvania art community since 1910. The Woodmere collection is dedicated to the impactful art and artists of Philadelphia.

Visit the vault in the historic bank building for the special pairing of a 1992 Ducati Super Sport with a 3D animation made specifically for Art in Balance by new media artists Christopher Kaczmarek and Jerzy Klebieko!

Plan Your Visit

Exhibition Details

Date: June 7 – September 17, 2017

Venue: Main Gallery

Exhibiting Artists: Reference List Below

Sponsored by: Rod & Linda Firestone, Ron & Kathie Drnevich, High Strength Motors, Greenworks Development


Edna Andrade
John Baldessari
Louise Bourgeois
William H. Campbell
Agnes Denes
Louise Fishman
Evan Fugazzi
Christopher Kaczmarek
Razel Kapustin
Juri Kim
Jerzy Klebieko
Elaine Kurtz
Sol Lewitt
Bruce Pollock
Bill Scott
Andres Serrano
Doris Staffel
Andy Warhol
Noriko Yamamoto


A special group of rare and historic motorcycles will be on display from regional collections.  Models represented will include a 1946 Indian Chief Clubman, 1999 BSA Gold SR, 1977 Harley-Davidson XLCR Café Racer, 1984 Yamaha RD 350 Kenny Roberts Special, 1969 Ducati Mark III Desmo 350, 1962 Honda Benly CA95, 1992 Ducati Super Sport Café Racer, and a 1969 BMW Earles Fork R60.


Artsy Rider” by Barbara Trainin Blank, The Burg, June, 2017.

A Night at the Museum Annual Gala

Saturday, June 3, 2017
6:00 – 9:00 pm
Attendees will receive a sneak peek of the exhibition
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Members Preview Opening

Tuesday, June 6, 2017
5:00 – 7:00 pm
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Susquehanna Art Museum members are invited to celebrate the newest main gallery exhibition with an exclusive evening preview! Admission is free, but membership is required. Become a member today for access to exclusive events and discounts:

Third in the Burg

Friday, June 16, 2017
6:00 – 9:00 pm
Free Admission
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Third in the Burg

Friday, July 21, 2017
6:00 – 9:00 pm
Free Admission
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Third in the Burg

Friday, August 18, 2017
6:00 – 9:00 pm
Free Admission
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Gallery Walk 

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Third in the Burg

Friday, September 15, 2017
6:00 – 9:00 pm
Free Admission