Exterior View, Petersen Automotive Museum

Petersen Automotive Museum

About the Museum


Interior View, Petersen Automotive Museum

Interior View, Petersen Automotive Museum

Exterior View, Petersen Automotive Museum

Exterior View, Petersen Automotive Museum

Interior View, Petersen Automotive Museum

Interior View, Petersen Automotive Museum

Interior View, Petersen Automotive Museum

Interior View, Petersen Automotive Museum

Founded in 1994 by magazine publisher Robert E. Petersen and his wife Margie, the Petersen Automotive Museum is owned and operated by the Petersen Automotive Museum Foundation and seeks to explore and present the history of the automobile. Located at the end of 'Miracle Mile' and the third-most travelled interesection in Los Angeles, the museum appropriately uses the city as a prime example of the impact of the automobile on American life and culture. The museum is housed in an historic department store building dating back to 1962, the façade of which was redesigned by the architectural firm Kohn Pedersen Fox in 2015. As a result of this $90 million renovation the interior of the original Welton Becket-designed building now features 25 rotating exhibitions with more than 150 vehicles on view.

Collection Highlights


1969 Indian MM5A (mini-bike)
1956 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible
1953 Hansen Cobra
1951 Hirohata Merc
1948 Davis Divan
Petersen Automotive Museum: Collection Highlights
1969 Indian MM5A (mini-bike)
The Petersen Automotive Museum
1956 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible
The Petersen Automotive Museum
1953 Hansen Cobra
The Petersen Automotive Museum
1951 Hirohata Merc
The Petersen Automotive Museum
1948 Davis Divan
The Petersen Automotive Museum

Exhibitions


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Recently Opened

Closing Soon

The High Art of Riding Low: Ranflas, Corazón e Inspiración

1 Jul 2017 - 1 Jul 2018

The Art of Bugatti

23 Oct 2017 - 13 Jan 2018

Harley vs. Indian

4 Mar 2017 - 1 Feb 2018

Seeing Red: 70 Years of Ferrari

29 Apr 2017 - 1 Apr 2018

The Eagles Have Landed: Dan Gurney's All American Racers

28 Jan 2017 - 10 Jan 2018
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