Sculpted in Steel: Art Deco Automobiles and Motorcycles, 1929-1940, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston


On a recent trip to Houston we visited the Museum of Fine Arts as part of birthday celebrations for Husband and Son.  While many exhibits prohibit photography, Son was able to take photos of one particular current exhibit; here are a few that he took.

Sculptured in Steel: Art Deco Automobiles and Motorcycles, 1929-1940

art deco 3One would have to have the proper clothes to drive around in this one as the vintage poster below (part of the exhibit) illustrates.

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art deco 5This one reminded me of a convertible version of an Airstream travel trailer.

art deco 4 (2)This Indian Motorcycle Chief, 1940 was Husband’s favorite.

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People were even dressed fashionably in advertisements back then.

art deco 2Husband liked this KJ Motorcycle, 1930 and so would Batman.

art decoHusband and I had a great time imagining what it would have been to ride around in this Twelve Model 1106 or to have been chauffeured around in it.  Either way,  champagne would surely have been appropriate!

Model 810 “Armchair” Beverly Sedan, 1936This photo of Model 810 “Armchair” Beverly Sedan, 1936 was taken from the museum’s website.

Model 810 “Armchair” Beverly Sedan (detail), 1936

This is the inside of the Model 810 “Armchair” Beverly Sedan, 1936 and also from the museum’s website.

The exhibit will be at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston through May 30.

MONDAY MADNESS: The Light in the Tunnel


 

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Photo by Son

Husband and  I are silhouetted in the James Turrell  tunnel, “The Light Inside,” at the  Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, Texas.

The tunnel connects two buildings of the museum and seems a fairly normal route  for pedestrian traffic at first.  Then we were enveloped in a light that challenged  reality and space as darkness beckoned from either side while the black-clad museum guard urged us to stay on the black walkway.  I had visions of the River Styx and was grateful to find that the other side merely led to more museum exhibits with normal lighting.

Learn more about American artist James Turrell’s obsession with light and space here.