The Shape of Speed
Sunday, September 16, 2018
Portland Art Museum 1219 S.W. Park Ave., Portland, OR 97205
The Portland Art Museum is pleased to announce The Shape of Speed: Streamlined Automobiles and Motorcycles, 1930–1942, a special exhibitionfeaturing 18 rare streamlined automobiles and motorcycles.
The Shape of Speed presents a select group of rare automobiles and motorcycles that demonstrate how auto designers translated the concept of aerodynamic efficiency into exciting machines that, in many cases, looked as though they were moving while at rest.
The museum will display 16 cars and two motorcycles — the best of that era’s streamlined offerings — from Europe and the United States. Engineering drawings and period photographs will show some of the aircraft, railroad, ship and yacht designs that influenced the automakers.