Harley-Davidson Special Summer Exhibit. Willie G. Davidson, Artist, Designer, Leader, Legend.

WillieGThe is excited to announce its special summer exhibit for 2015, which will honor motorcycling’s legend behind the legends – Willie G. Davidson. The exhibit, titled Willie G. Davidson: Artist, Designer, Leader, Legend opens June 13 and runs through Sept. 7, 2015.

Willie G. Davidson serves as Chief Styling Officer Emeritus and Brand Ambassador at Harley-Davidson, Inc. He is affectionately known by millions of motorcycle enthusiasts as “Willie G.,” and he is the grandson of one of the original founders, William A. Davidson.  For 49 years, Davidson helped shape the look, sound and feel that define Harley-Davidson motorcycles. In 1981, he was one of 13 executives who raised more than $75 million to purchase Harley-Davidson from AMF Incorporated.

Housed in the Garage special event space, visitors will experience a celebration of the artistry, influence and impact of a man whose designs have defined American motorcycles for generations. Key elements include previously unseen historical artifacts and items from Willie’s personal collection that provide insight into his unique perspective, personal style, creative process, inspiration and influences. In addition, one-of-a-kind vehicles, original designs, art, rare artifacts and media paint an engaging portrait of this iconic figure, his influential career, legacy, and current work. Additional details about the Willie G. Davidson: Artist, Designer, Leader, Legend exhibit will be released next spring.

harleymuseumThe Harley-Davidson Museum is located at 400 West Canal Street in Milwaukee and provides a glimpse of American history and culture through the lens of Harley-Davidson Motor Company. The Museum, a top destination in Milwaukee and the state of Wisconsin, is open year-round and attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors to the area each year. The 20-acre campus offers abundant and free parking, and includes MOTOR® Bar & Restaurant and The Shop. For more information on the Museum’s galleries, exhibits, special events, tickets and more, visit

10 Responses to “Harley-Davidson Special Summer Exhibit. Willie G. Davidson, Artist, Designer, Leader, Legend.”

  1. 1 Ray Jan 31st, 2015 at 9:25 am

    Or how to adopt a look and keep it all your life (almost) for Harley branding.

  2. 2 Sharkey Jan 31st, 2015 at 11:19 am

    Most emulated brand in the past few decades of motorcycling…

  3. 3 morpion Jan 31st, 2015 at 11:35 am

    a man to respect,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

  4. 4 Rodent Jan 31st, 2015 at 2:12 pm

    I’ve known Willie ever since I asked him to sit on my ’77 BMW R100RS for a photo many years ago and he is a good guy despite his name and heritage.

  5. 5 pat h Jan 31st, 2015 at 9:31 pm

    a owner and rider you don’t have to like the bikes but he rides them since the 50s if I remember right ,in competition,{ local enduro } never ran into another owner but willy at a small bar grill in the middle of nowhere Wyoming riding a bike with his wife and friends

  6. 6 richards Feb 1st, 2015 at 10:51 am

    The mans a legend. I would love to meet him and thank him for the “Brand”, it’s history, culture and the MOCO for being faithful to it’s heritage, while continuing to move forward with current technology and new models for those who want more diversity. Thanks Willie!

  7. 7 Pat Simmons Feb 1st, 2015 at 1:02 pm

    Congratulations to this great artist, incredible human being, wonderful father, and inspiration to millions of motorcyclists everywhere. I know this exhibit will be something to remember, and I’m so glad we’ll have this opportunity to get a closer look at the life of one of America’s national treasures. The Harley Museum is one of the best museums in the country, and for those of us who have been riding for most of our lives, the perfect destination to connect with our roots. I’ll be making every effort to get there.

  8. 8 Feb 1st, 2015 at 7:22 pm

    Well deserved & overdue
    Congrats, to Willie G.

  9. 9 Mis. Behaves Feb 2nd, 2015 at 11:05 am

    I met him a few years back. He seemed very down to earth considering he is the coolest guy in the world. Way to Go Willie G.

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