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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Hollywood Bikers Roll into Town

Itar-TassPushkin Museum of Fine Arts director Irina Antonova sitting on the back of Jeremy Irons' motorcycle in front of the museum on Monday. Story, Page 3.
Hollywood actors Jeremy Irons and Dennis Hopper rolled into Moscow on Monday after a three-day motorcycle journey from St. Petersburg.

Their destination was the "New World: 300 Years of American Art" exhibit at the Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts. Accompanying them was Thomas Krens, director of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, which runs the Guggenheim galleries in New York and Bilbao and helped organize the Moscow show.

"The wonderful thing about motorbiking is that it makes you more aware of the environment you're riding through," Irons said at the news conference. "You smell the smells. You feel the rain. You get the dust in your eyes."

Also at the opening were U.S. Ambassador William Burns, and Federal Culture and Cinematography Agency head Mikhail Shvydkoi.