Petersen Museum to Feature Arlen Ness Exhibit

Jun 1, 2013

The Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles will celebrate custom motorcycle builder Arlen Ness with a new exhibit, “Arlen Ness: Art On Two Wheels.”

The exhibit, which will run July 13-Sept. 8, will feature motorcycle pieces built by Arlen Ness that embody a style and spirit that blends sculpture and the thrill of motoring on two wheels.

Three generations of bikes built by the Ness family will be featured along with Arlen’s builds, according to the Petersen Museum.

The July 13 opening of the exhibit will be marked with a V-Twin Cruise-In from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Anyone who rides a motorcycle to the museum will receive free parking and two-for-one admission to the museum.

Arlen Ness will be signing autographs at 11 a.m.

The Arlen Ness Birthday Bash on July 12 at 6 p.m. will include cocktails and dinner in celebration of Ness along with a preview of “Arlen Ness: Art On Two Wheels.

Friends of Arlen Ness will speak to honor the legend, who will also answer questions from the audience.

Tickets are $95. For tickets or more information on the Birthday Bash or V-Twin Cruise-In, email