Shape of Speed at The Portland Art Museum @ Portland Art Museum, Portland [23 June]

Shape of Speed at The Portland Art Museum

10:00 - 13:00

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Portland Art Museum
1219 SW Park Ave, Portland, Oregon 97205
The Portland Art Museum is pleased to announce The Shape of Speed: Streamlined Automobiles and Motorcycles, 1930–1942, a special exhibition debuting at the Museum in Summer 2018. Featuring 18 rare streamlined automobiles and motorcycles.

The concept of streamlining has fascinated people for generations. Beginning in the early 1930s and extending until the outbreak of World War II, automotive designers embraced the challenge of styling and building truly streamlined cars that were fast and fuel-efficient. They were encouraged by the confluence of aircraft design with the sleek shapes of fast railroad locomotives; new advanced highways such as the Autobahns; and events like the 1939 New York City World’s Fair, which showcased futuristic design.

MBCA-PDX will have a docent-led tour of this significant exhibit featuring the 1938 Mercedes-Benz 540K Stromlinienwagen on loan from the Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart.


What: Docent-led presentation of the Shape of Speed exhibit.

When: Saturday June 23rd, 2018 10am

Where: 1219 SW Park Ave, Portland, OR 97205

Cost: Special group rate of $15.99 per person payable at the date of the event to the Portland Art Museum.

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