American Dreams: Classic Cars and Postwar Paintings

14 February–19 May 2019

Exhibition Overview

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Tucker Torpedo, 1948. On loan from the Richard L. Burdick Collection.

American Dreams: Classic Cars and Postwar Paintings explores the ingenuity and innovation of postwar America. This period, known as America’s Golden Age, witnessed the explosion of Abstract Expressionism, Pop art, and Op art; the mass production of automobiles; and increased wealth and consumerism. The exhibition presents 10 classic cars as modern sculpture, alongside paintings from the McNay’s collection and select loans.

(Photo credit: Trent Sherrill.)

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