Wednesday, March 10, 2010

A museum exhibit you won't want to miss if you're in New York! Museum of the City of New York "Cars, Culture, and the City" symbiotic influencing

http://www.mcny.org/ is the website to get more info on the other events they have

This exhibit explores how New York City played a pivotal role in creating American car culture, and how the car has helped, in turn, to shape modern New York.

The exhibition features visionary drawings and models; historic photographs, films and advertisements; and a wealth of car memorabilia to tell this fascinating, largely unknown, story.

The exhibition is on view from March 25 to August 8th 2010 and is augmented by some exciting public programs:
Cars, Culture and the City: Gallery Tour - Saturday, March 27th, 1 PM
Speedy: Silent Film Screening - Saturday, April 3rd, 2 PM
Cars, Culture and the City: Educator Open House - Wednesday, April 14th, 4:30 PM
The Car of the Future: Family Workshop - Saturday, April 17th, 2 PM
Speed and Glamour: Early Automobiles and NYC - Tuesday, April 20th, 6:30 PM

Traffic Tower , 5th Ave. and 42nd St. , Looking North, New York City , c. 1920 Postcard Museum of the City of New York , Gift of Dale E. Jenkins


above photo found on http://goawaygarage.blogspot.com
Model of a Traffic Tower for Fifth Avenue , designed by Joseph H. Freedlander, c. 1922 Photograph by Ali Elai Museum of the City of New York

Untitled [Brooklyn Battery Tunnel looking South], c. 1950 Photograph by Andreas Feininger Museum of the City of New York , Gift of the Photographer

Chrysler Building showroom, 1936 Photograph by Samuel H. Gottscho Museum of the City of New York , Gottscho-Schleisner Collection

Crow Motor Sales Co., 1918
Museum of the City of New York , Byron Collection

Crow-Elkhart Motor Company, 1920
Museum of the City of New York , Byron Collection

Warren Nash Motor Company showroom, Broadway and 58th Street , 1925
Museum of the City of New York , Byron Collection

Packard Dealership, designed by Albert Kahn, Broadway and Sherman , Manhattan ,
Courtesy Albert Kahn Associates Inc.

Packard Dealership, rendering, designed by Albert Kahn, 11th Avenue between 54th and 55th Streets, circa 1928
Courtesy Albert Kahn Associates Inc.

Ford New York Service building, designed by Albert Kahn, 1788-22 Broadway, circa 1917
Courtesy Albert Kahn Associates Inc.

South and DePeyster Streets (near Wall Street), 1935-39
Photograph by Berenice Abbott
Museum of the City of New York

Columbus Circle with General Motors Building, 1908-09
Photograph by Samuel H. Gottscho
Museum of the City of New York , Gottscho-Schleisner Collection

Park Avenue and 51st Street , 1921
Museum of the City of New York , Byron Collection

Exterior, Ford Pavillion, 1939/40 New York World's Fair
Photograph by Samuel H. GottschoMuseum of the City of New York , Gottscho-Schleisner Collection


Grand Central Terminal, 1944
Museum of the City of New York , Gift of the Department of Local Government, Public Record Office of South Australia
(now this blows my mind.. .. what a layout, I'd be too distracted by the enormous stately building to make the turn!)

Exterior, GM Building, 1939/40 New York World's Fair
Photograph by Samuel H. Gottscho
Museum of the City of New York , Gottscho-Schleisner Collection


National Automobile Show program, 1935
Courtesy Automobile Reference Collection, Free Library Philadelphia

Experimental cars displayed at the General Motors pavilion at the 1964 New York World’s Fair
Courtesy Automobile Reference Collection, Free Library Philadelphia

Experimental car displayed at the General Motors Pavilion at the 1964 New York World’s Fair
Courtesy Queens Museum of Art

US Royal Tires Ferris Wheel at the 1964 New York World’s Fair
Courtesy Queens Museum of Art

UW “The up-way,” designed by Rafael Viñoly, 2009
Courtesy Rafael Viñoly Architects


Reproduction of images is permitted for the sole purpose of editorial publicity for Cars, Culture, and the City, an exhibition on view at the Museum of the City of New York from March 25 through August 8, 2010. http://www.mcny.org/
Museum of the City of New York
1220 Fifth Avenue at 103rd St.
New York, NY 10029
212.534.1672 Phone212.423.0758 Fax
info@mcny.org E-mail

Museum Hours
Tuesday - Sunday: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
Closed Mondays (except holiday Mondays)

Suggested Admission (as of April 15, 2009)
Adults: $10
Seniors, students: $6
Families: $20 (max. 2 adults)
Children 12 and under: free
Members: free

I'm a Neighbor
If you live or work in East Harlem above 103rd Street, visit the Museum free of charge. Mention “I’m a neighbor,” and the suggested admission charge will be waived.
Directions
By bus:
M1, M3, M4 or M106 to 104th Street, M2 to 101st Street.
By subway:
#6 Lexington Avenue train to 103rd Street, walk three blocks west, or #2 or #3 train to Central Park North (110th Street), walk one block east to Fifth Avenue, then south to 103rd Street.
Ramp access is available at the 104th Street entrance.

Nearby Public Parking Garages
105th and Madison Avenue
97th Street and Third Avenue
95th Street and Third Avenue
95th Street between Third and Lexington Avenues
88th Street between Park and Madison Avenues
89th Street between Park and Madison Avenues
90th Street between Park and Madison Avenues
94th Street between Park and Madison Avenues

2 comments:

  1. I love the ferris Wheel!!!!!

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  2. Uniroyal has one off 94-E on the way to Detroit. It's non-functional, but still there.

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