If you happen to find yourself in Atlanta, Georgia this summer, be sure to make time to stop by the High Museum of Art. From May 21 through September 7, the museum will be running exhibit called Dream Cars: Innovative Design, Visionary Ideas, which is dedicated to showing off some of the most exquisite concept cars from European and U.S. automakers from 1932 to the present.
Visitors will be able to soak up about 70 years of vehicle design including styling sketches, scale models and at least 17 concept cars. Among the concept cars are automotive works of art that date back to 1934, but they include almost every era of vehicle design – both pre- and post-war. The variety of cars spans from independent creations like the 1942 Electric Egg and the 1947 Norman Timbs Special, to modern concepts from major automakers like the fabric-skinned 2008 BMW GINA Light Visionary Model and the 2010 Porsche 918 Spyder that was revealed at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show. Porsche is also a presenting sponsor of the exhibit.
The Dream Cars exhibit will take up 10,000 square feet of the High Museum, which had a successful classic car exhibit in 2010 called The Allure of the Automobile. An audio tour is available for $6 with interviews by Ken Gross, the exhibit’s consulting curator, and Ed Welburn, General Motors’ vice president of global design.
Can't attend? There’s an app that delivers the exhibit through your iPhone and Android phones, for just $1.99.