Jan3 1/3/2013 Pieces from Carl Renner, a 1950s GM Dream Car Creator
America On Wheels Museum

WHAT: America On Wheels Museum will unveil a unique automotive art exhibit, featuring the pieces of Carl Renner, a 1950s GM Dream Car Creator, in the Museum’s Automotive Art Gallery.

Carl Renner was one of the most important designers in the General Motors studios of the 1950s. While Harley Earl is given credit for the spectacular designs of this decade, it was men like Renner who really created the design details. Carl is most often associated today with the Corvette. However, he worked in many GM design studios in the 1950s and influenced a number of cars of that decade. This exhibit has been to many locations including the Larz Anderson Auto Museum in Brookline, MA, the Museum of Art in Fort Lauderdale, the Toyota Automobile Museum in Toyota City, Japan and the Museum of the City Of New York. The pieces at the America On Wheels Museum includes 3 large (94x70) and 21 smaller pieces. These will eventually be permanently housed at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.

WHEN: Saturday, October 13, 2012 and continues through May 2013

WHERE: America On Wheels Museum
5 North Front Street
Allentown, PA 18102

HOURS: January through March
Wednesday through Saturday 10am – 4pm
Sunday noon – 4pm

April through December
Tuesday through Saturday 10am – 5pm
Sunday noon – 5pm

The book, titled Carl Renner 1950s GM Dream Car Creator by Frederic A. Sharf is the first biographical summary of Renner’s career at GM and the first book to illustrate the full range of his art. This book will be on showcase in the museum library, Art Gallery as well as the Museum Store for purchase.

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