Snite Museum to showcase sports car collection

Author: Julie Hail Flory


A collection of 1950s sports cars will be on exhibit June 13 to Aug. 29 at the University of Notre Dame’s Snite Museum of Art. An opening reception, which is free and open to the public, will be held June 13 (Sunday) from 2 to 4 p.m. at the museum.p. The exhibit includes five automobiles froma private collection, each reflecting the style and culture of its nation of origin. Featured models are the Cunningham 1951 C-2R, Jaguar 1956 D-type, Deutsch-Bonnet 1959 Le Mans, Porsche 1959 RSK Spyder, and Ferrari 1954 500 Mondial.p. “The five automobiles in this exhibit represent America, England, France, Germany and Italy,” said Art Eastman, a graphic artist and photojournalist specializing in vintage automobiles. “Although a country’s culture and ideology were blended into every automobile it produced, the sports and racing cars displayed the purest national characteristics. Like a nation’s ambassador, they proudly carried their unique imprint to the world’s roads and racing circuits.”p. The Snite Museum is open Tuesday and Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Thursday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. The museum is closed on Mondays and holidays. Admission is free.p.

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