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Worn to Be Wild
The black leather jacket. Without any further description, these words conjure up images of rebellion and rock ’n’ roll. Even variations on the classic form exude a tough “don’t mess with me” attitude. But where did it all begin, and how did a simple garment become so culturally charged?
This summer, the Harley-Davidson Museum® will explore these and other questions in the special exhibition Worn to be Wild: The Black Leather Jacket. The exhibit traces the functional and design history of the biker jacket along with the evolution of the garment from clothing to cultural shorthand. More than 50 jackets will be on display, ranging from rare historical examples pulled from both the Harley-Davidson Archives and private collections to those worn by superstars of the stage and screen.
Season after season, black leather jackets are a staple in the wardrobes of many. And bikers around the world still love them. Why? Because some styles go beyond fashion to the timelessness of legend.
Worn to be Wild: The Black Leather Jacket is presented in partnership with the EMP Museum.
Get Worn to be Wild Fashions at The Shop
Celebrate the fascinating history of one of the most enduring and iconic articles of clothing in our popular culture – the black leather jacket. Be sure to visit The Shop and check out the new leather products released in conjunction with this special exhibit. From leather jackets and belts to t-shirts and more!
- Worn To Be Wild
- Experience Gallery
- Engine Room
- Clubs & Competition
- Custom Culture
- Design Lab
- The Harley-Davidson Journey, Part 1
- The Harley-Davidson Journey, Part 2
- The Journey of the Iron Elite
- The Motorcycle Gallery, Part 1: 1903 – 1940s
- The Motorcycle Gallery, Part 2: 1940s – Present
- Tank Wall
- Imagination Station
- Build A Bike
- Tsunami Bike
- Designing a Celebration
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Programs & Tours
Calendar Of Events
|Adults (18-64 years):||$18|
|Children (5-17 years):||$10|
|Children (under 5):||Free with Adult|
|Seniors (65+):||$12 (with ID)|
|Military & Students:||$12 (with ID)|
|H-D Museum Members:||Free|
Hours and location
Open everyday 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. and until 8:00 p.m. on Thursdays
400 W Canal Street
Milwaukee, WI 53201
1-877-HD-MUSEUM or 414-287-2789