As 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.
I have a thing for beautiful old cars so these from the Art Deco era made my heart beat fast.
Manufactured from 1929-1940, these vehicles are extraordinary.
Some were prototypes, too expensive to manufacture
while others were made in very limited edition.
At one time I had a LeBaron convertible, so it was impossible not to imagine this Chrysler Thunderbolt as its forerunner.
If 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.
While I’m not a motorcycle buff,
these 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”
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!
It was stunning!
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.
We are lucky. Except for lots of water, we were not impacted. Others didn’t fare so well.
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.
Out of the world stuff..Vintage cars and motorcycles are really awesome…
These had me drooling.
Yes, those vehicles are truly works of art!!
I loved every car! What fun!!!
So very cool!
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!
The roadster would definitely be the car I would want!! Great pictures!!
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!
What a fun exhibit! These incredible cars say so much about the times and the dreams of people in the mid-20th century.