The American Automobile Scene

Wolfsonian Museum. From Apr through Sep 2009.  Wolfsonian Museum - FIU. Miami MuseumsThe American Automobile Scene is an engaging exploration of automobile design in America from the 1920s through the 1940s, to be presented from April to September 2009.

The exhibition examines the role of the automobile in shaping modern American culture. On view will be skillfully and elegantly rendered artworks for concept and production cars; sculpted car models; drawings for automobile showrooms, filling stations, bridges, and roadways; and illustrations for automobile advertisements. These original artworks, together with advertising brochures, auto industry periodicals, and other printed ephemera, will provide audiences with the opportunity to explore how designers and manufacturers of automobiles influenced consumer perceptions. They will also convey the social, political, and economic context of this volatile time period characterized by the Roaring Twenties and the Great Depression through the Second World War.

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