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Rolling Sculpture: Art Deco Cars from the 1930s and ’40s

North Carolina Museum of Art- Exhibitions, Raleigh, NC

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The art deco period—from the 1920s to the 1940s—is known for blending modern decorative arts with industrial design and is today synonymous with luxury and glamour. The automobile, a rapidly evolving mechanical child of the 20th century, thus became the perfect metal canvas upon which to express the popular art deco style. With bold, sensuous shapes; handcrafted details; and luxurious finishes, the 14 automobiles and three motorcycles in this exhibition provide stunning examples of car design … with artistic flair.