September 17, 2011 – February 4, 2012
explores the question “Can a skateboard be art?” Skateboard enthusiasts, students, art lovers, and visitors of all ages will consider this question as they view skateboards designed by contemporary artists, sculptures made from skateboards, and classic decks from the past. While skateboards may seem like an unexpected topic for a museum, there is a growing acceptance of skateboard art in the fine art community. Contemporary artists now regularly team up with skateboard companies to produce limited edition designs coveted by art lovers and skateboarders alike. Additionally, many museums across the country are lining their walls with skateboards, creating a new appreciation for this often-overlooked art. This exhibition builds on this trend, exploring the line where skateboard art meets fine art.