Kinetic museum opens in Eureka

The Kinetic Museum Eureka, which opened this year, is a treasure trove of more than four decades of Kinetic history, right in Old Town.
 
Whether in Humboldt County to see the Kinetic Grand Championship, the original art triathlon, which takes place every Memorial Day weekend, or any other time of year, the museum is open Fridays to Sunday from 2:13 pm to 6:32 pm, reflecting the hours that race founder Hobart Brown kept at his Ferndale gallery/studio.
 
Brown's first Kinetic race sculpture, a bizarre but modestly sized pentacyle, which started what would become a world-wide phenomenon when he and an artist friend raced their machines in 1969 on Main Street in Ferndale, is on display at the museum. 
 
"There is quite a collection here,” said Christopher Boyle, the museum's director. "We have racers from past years, Kinetic books, t-shirts, pictures, even the Arcata air siren which is used to start the race each year."
 
The museum appreciates donations.

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QUICK FACTS

  • Open Fridays to Sunday from 2:13 pm to 6:32 pm
  • The museum appreciates donations
  • Open every arts alive with a featured monthly artist and frequent special events.