Art of a Different Kind


IMG_6219As much as I enjoyed the art cars, the ones in the Sculpted Steel exhibit at The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston were of a totally different ilk.

IMG_6225I have a thing for beautiful old cars so these  from the Art Deco era made my heart beat fast.

IMG_6206Manufactured from 1929-1940, these vehicles are  extraordinary.

IMG_6208Some were prototypes, too expensive to manufacture

IMG_6195while others were made in very limited edition.

IMG_6215At one time I had a LeBaron convertible, so it was impossible not to imagine this Chrysler Thunderbolt as its forerunner.

IMG_6201If I could choose just one car, I think it would be this one.

How funky are the lines, how fun the look!  I can just see myself behind the wheel, in my tennis skirt no less.

IMG_6193While I’m not a motorcycle buff,

IMG_6223these models were pretty cool, maybe the kind a character in an F. Scott Fitzgerald novel would ride.

Asked if this exhibit had been a popular one, you guess right if you think it was a homerun!  I haven’t quit thinking about it and imagining myself in anyone of the cars which are true pieces of art.  I’m thinking you’d love it, too.

i so appreciate your visit and especially the comments you leave behind

16 thoughts on “Art of a Different Kind

  1. What a fun exhibit! These incredible cars say so much about the times and the dreams of people in the mid-20th century.

  2. An amazing exhibit…Just hope the museum sits on “high” ground and will sustain no damage with the flooding you are having there right now!

  3. The roadster would definitely be the car I would want!! Great pictures!!

  4. Linda, what a gorgeous exhibit! I love looking at photos from Havana with all the 1950 cars! Thanks for sharing, design in the day was quite sleek!

  5. So very cool!

  6. I loved every car! What fun!!!

  7. Yes, those vehicles are truly works of art!!

  8. Out of the world stuff..Vintage cars and motorcycles are really awesome…

  9. Mickey and I love the old cars…we try to go to any exhibits of them. We’ve seen some wonderful ones in Europe. Hope you two have faired well with all of the flood waters.

    1. We are lucky. Except for lots of water, we were not impacted. Others didn’t fare so well.

      1. I’m glad to hear that. I feel so sorry for those that are affected…Houston has a lot of flooding problems but I think this has to be one of the worst with too many lives lost.

  10. How incredibly cool Linda! I am an old car fanatic, passed down from my Dad’s love of cars, and this artistic collection is absolutely stunning!
    Jenna

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