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1930 Jordan Model Z Speedway Ace Roadster. Collection of Edmund J. Stecker Family Trust. Photograph © 2013 Peter Harholdt
Breaking from the alphabet posts for a second to bring you this car (OMG!) and news of an exhibit of Art Deco cars and motorcycles  coming up this June-September in Nashville, Tennessee.

June 14–September 15, 2013 | ExhibitionSensuous Steel: Art Deco Automobiles
Sensuous Steel: Art Deco Automobiles is an exhibition of Art Deco automobiles from some of the most renowned car collections in the United States.
Inspired by the Frist Center’s historic Art Deco building, this exhibition will feature spectacular automobiles and motorcycles from the 1930s and ‘40s that exemplify the classic elegance, luxurious materials, and iconography of motion that characterizes vehicles influenced by the Art Deco style.
Fascination with automobiles transcends age, gender, and environment.  While today automotive manufacturers often strive for economy and efficiency, there was a time when elegance reigned.  Influenced by the Art Deco movement that began in Paris in the early 1920s and propelled to prominence with the success of the International Exposition of Modern Decorative and Industrial Arts in 1925, automakers embraced the sleek new streamlined forms and aircraft-inspired materials, creating memorable automobiles that still thrill all who see them. The exhibition will feature 18 automobiles and two motorcycles from some of the most important collectors and collections in the United States.
Ticket info:
Advance tickets are not required, but may be purchased on site at the Frist Center
First Center Members may reserve tickets by calling 615.744.3248
Out-of-town guests will be able to reserve advance tickets beginning April 15, 2013. 
Hotel packages are available through the Nashville Convention & Visitors Bureau at www.visitmusiccity.com/sensuoussteel. 
Throughout the run of Sensuous Steel, Nashville’s Lane MotorMuseum and the Frist Center will offer reciprocal admission discounts when tickets stubs are presented.

Visit the Frist Center site for more info.

1930 Jordan Model Z Speedway Ace Roadster.
Collection of Edmund J. Stecker Family Trust. Photograph © 2013 Peter Harholdt

Breaking from the alphabet posts for a second to bring you this car (OMG!) and news of an exhibit of Art Deco cars and motorcycles  coming up this June-September in Nashville, Tennessee.

June 14–September 15, 2013 | Exhibition
Sensuous Steel: Art Deco Automobiles

Sensuous Steel: Art Deco Automobiles is an exhibition of Art Deco automobiles from some of the most renowned car collections in the United States.

Inspired by the Frist Center’s historic Art Deco building, this exhibition will feature spectacular automobiles and motorcycles from the 1930s and ‘40s that exemplify the classic elegance, luxurious materials, and iconography of motion that characterizes vehicles influenced by the Art Deco style.

Fascination with automobiles transcends age, gender, and environment.  While today automotive manufacturers often strive for economy and efficiency, there was a time when elegance reigned.  Influenced by the Art Deco movement that began in Paris in the early 1920s and propelled to prominence with the success of the International Exposition of Modern Decorative and Industrial Arts in 1925, automakers embraced the sleek new streamlined forms and aircraft-inspired materials, creating memorable automobiles that still thrill all who see them. The exhibition will feature 18 automobiles and two motorcycles from some of the most important collectors and collections in the United States.

Ticket info:

  • Advance tickets are not required, but may be purchased on site at the Frist Center
  • First Center Members may reserve tickets by calling 615.744.3248
  • Out-of-town guests will be able to reserve advance tickets beginning April 15, 2013. 
  • Hotel packages are available through the Nashville Convention & Visitors Bureau at www.visitmusiccity.com/sensuoussteel
  • Throughout the run of Sensuous Steel, Nashville’s Lane MotorMuseum and the Frist Center will offer reciprocal admission discounts when tickets stubs are presented.

Visit the Frist Center site for more info.

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