AUTObodies: speed, sport, transport features the Museum’s collection of automobiles and debuts three major new acquisitions, including the first American automotive design to enter the collection. Automobiles in the Museum’s collection have been selected for outstanding aesthetic qualities and because they are historically and culturally influential designs. The exhibition represents a span of five decades of automotive design, including Pinin Farina’s Cisitalia 202 GT (1946) and Ferrari’s Formula 1 Racing Car 641/2 (1990). Complementing the automobiles are related works from the Museum’s collection.
Organized by Peter Reed, Curator of Architecture and Design. This exhibition is supported by Merrill Lynch, Pininfarina S.p.A., and Road & Track Magazine. Additional funding is provided by The Junior Associates of The Museum of Modern Art. The accompanying educational programs are made possible by BNP Paribas.