The Museum of Modern Art will unveil its newest exhibition “Automania,” to be held in the 3rd floor Philip Johnson galleries and the famed sculpture garden, for members from July 1-3, with public admission beginning on July 4.
The exhibit addresses the conflicted feelings—compulsion, fixation, desire, and rage—that developed in response to cars and car culture in the 20th century. Examining automobiles as both modern industrial products and style icons, the exhibition also explores their adverse impact on roads and streets, public health, and the planet’s ecosystems.
“Automania” brings together cars and car parts, architectural models, films, photographs, posters, paintings, and sculptures, ranging from Lily Reich’s 1930s designs for a tubular steel car seat to Andy Warhol’s “Orange Car Crash Fourteen Times.” Nine cars, including a recently restored Volkswagen Type 1 sedan (better known as the Beetle), will also be available to allow visitors to take an up-close view of these spectacular machines.
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