Cars, Culture and the City

Exhibitions 31 Mar 2010
Cars, Culture and the City

"Cars, Culture, and the City" is an exhibition hosted by the Museum of the City of New York that explores the relationship between New York City and the automobile. It showcases historical drawings, illustrations and advertising posters and will be open until 8 August 2010.


Hosted by the the Museum of the City of New York and supported by Greater New York Automobile Dealers Association, "Cars, Culture, and the City" is a first-ever exhibition that explores how New York City has played a pivotal role in creating American car culture, and how the car has helped, in turn, to shape modern New York.

Cars Culture And The City Exhibition L Motors, 175th Street and Broadway, 1948
"Cars, Culture, and the City" Exhibition (source: psfk.com) L Motors, 175th Street and Broadway, 1948
Photograph by Gottscho-Schleisner
Courtesy Gottscho-Schleisner Collection, Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division

Cars, Culture, and the City features visionary drawings and models; historic photographs, films, and advertisements; and a wealth of car memorabilia to tell this fascinating, largely unknown, story.

The exhibition, inaugurated on last 25 March, will be open until August 8, 2010.

Crow-Elkhart Motor Corp., 1920 The Nash Astra-Gnome
Crow-Elkhart Motor Corp., 1920
Byron Collection, Museum of the City of New York
The Nash Astra-Gnome (source chuckstoyland.com)

An in-depth presentation by Phil Patton can be found on Car Design News. Additonal photos are available on psfk.com. For more information visit the Museum of the City of New York website.

(Source: Museum of the City of New York, psfk.com)

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