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SCULPTURE IN MOTION: MASTERPIECES OF ITALIAN DESIGN OPENS FEB 25@ THE PETERSEN AUTO MUSEUM

February 26 2012 at 4:41 PM

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SCULPTURE IN MOTION: MASTERPIECES OF ITALIAN DESIGN
OPENS FEBRUARY 25, 2012 AT THE PETERSEN AUTOMOTIVE MUSEUM



(LOS ANGELES, December 14, 2011) From the grand classics of the 1930s to modern supercars of today, Italian designers have influenced the look of automobiles on a global scale. Sculpture in Motion: Masterpieces of Italian Design will explore the many ways in which Italian coachbuilders and manufacturers have contributed to the evolution of the automobile from a collection of disorganized parts to a single, visually appealing unit. Already well aware of the Italian contribution in the look of clothing, art, and architecture, museum visitors will be fascinated to learn that the country that gave the world Michelangelo and Botticelli also gave it the designers responsible for the exotic and inspired automobiles we have now come to expect from Italy.

Italian designers have influenced the look of automobiles for decades, said Petersen Curator Leslie Kendall, We felt it was time to speak of their importance and to display their designs as the works of art that they are. With so many great cars to choose from, the museum is taking an innovative approach to this exhibit. Some of the vehicles in the exhibition will change over the course of the year to allow the Museum to tell even more of the story while simultaneously encouraging visitors to come back for more.

Typical of the vehicles on display, the 1947 Cisitalia was so highly regarded in its day that it became the first automobile to become part of the collection of New Yorks Museum Of Modern Art because of its beauty. In contrast with its curvaceous, clean lines is the 1970 Lancia Stratos concept car that changed the shape of mid-engined exotic cars to the now familiar wedge. Both of these vehicles will be on display throughout the duration of the exhibition along with sixteen others in the museums Grand Salon.

Sculpture in Motion: Masterpieces of Italian Design opens February 25, 2012, and will run through February 3, 2013. Petersen Curator, Leslie Kendall will guide guests through these Italian Masterpieces and explain what makes Italian automobiles so appealing during his Curators Tour on April 24, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. Follow us on Facebook or check our online calendar at www.petersen.org for other associated exhibits throughout the year.

Vehicles on display:

1932 Ford Cabriolet by Pinin Farina
1934 Lancia Dilambda Tourer by Viotti
1947 Cisitalia 202 Coupe by Pinin Farina
1948 Alfa-Romeo 6C2500 coupe by Touring
1952 Fiat 8V "Supersonic" coupe by Ghia
1953 Nash Healey roadster by Pinin Farina
1953 Stanguellini coupe by Bertone
1953 Cadillac Series 62 coupe by Ghia
1956 Ferrari 250 TR roadster by ScagliettI
1956 Alfa-Romeo 1900 coupe by Zagato
1959 Ferrari coupe by Pinin Farina
1967 Ghia 450SS convertible coupe
1970 Maserati quattroporte by Frua
1970 Lancia Stratos Zero by Bertone
1981 De Lorean gullwing coupe (Italdesign)
1991 Cadillac Allante roadster (Pininfarina)
2006 Alfa-Romeo 8C coupe (Pininfarina)

PETERSEN AUTOMOTIVE MUSEUM
The Petersen Automotive Museum Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3) charity. The Museum is located at 6060 Wilshire Boulevard (at Fairfax) in Los Angeles. Admission prices are $10 for general admission adults, $8 for seniors, $5 for active military and students with ID, and $3 for children ages 5 to 12. Museum members and children under five are admitted free. Covered parking is available for $2 per half hour with an $8 maximum for Museum visitors. Museum hours are Tuesday through Sunday from 10am to 6pm. For general Museum information, call 323/930-CARS or visit the Museums Web site at: www.petersen.org







    
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