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Museum Live: ‘Big Fins & Roadside Attractions: Frank Lloyd Wright & ’50s Car Culture’

Feb 7 @ 7:00 pm 9:00 pm

Our “Museum Live” events encourage participants to join us on-site or online as we address compelling topics related to America’s Transportation Experience. For “Big Fins & Roadside Attractions: Frank Lloyd Wright and 1950s Car Culture,” we’re teaming up with the Beth Sholom Preservation Virtual Fireside Chat.

The Virtual Fireside Chat brings together classic car collectors Daniel I. Vieyra, Professor of Architecture Emeritus, Kent State University, and Hank Hallowell, Chair of the Exhibits Committee of the AACA Museum, Inc., in conversation with Shapiro-Weitzenhoffer Professor Emeritus of the History of Art at the University of Pennsylvania and Director of BSPF David Brownlee for a talk designed to inform our members and the community-at-large.

Together, the panelists will explore Frank Lloyd Wright’s lifelong infatuation with automobiles and the eye-catching buildings (like Beth Sholom) he created for America’s car-driving culture. A few automobiles, some of which Wright owned, will be spotlighted, including the revolutionary steel-bodied 1928 Dodge Victory Six, the majestic 1929 Cord L-29, the take-off-ready 1956 Mercedes 300SL “gull-wing,” and the big-finned 1958 Plymouth Fury.

Join Us Online

Guests can join online by clicking the link below and completing the form. Registration closes at noon on February 1st.

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If you have questions, please email jillfrosen@gmail.com

The webcast event is part of our “Museum Live” education and outreach initiative. The events are offered virtually via Zoom (and at times onsite at the Museum) to our members and guests and address timely transportation topics.

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