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Family tours offered as art museum opens new art deco car exhibit

Posted September 26, 2016

Talbot-Lago T-150C-SS Teardrop Coupe, 1938, Collection of J. W. Marriott, Jr.; Photo © 2016 Peter Harholdt

Family tours are part of opening weekend plans for a new exhibit on art deco cars at the N.C. Museum of Art.

Rolling Sculpture: Art Deco Cars opens this weekend and features cars and motorcycles from the 1930s and 1940s.

"The art deco period — from the 1920s to 1940s — is known for blending modern decorative arts and industrial design and is today synonymous with luxury and glamour," says a description of the exhibit. "The cars from this era are no exception. While today manufacturers strive for economy and efficiency, during the art deco period elegance reigned supreme."

The exhibit opens to the public at 9 a.m., Saturday, and runs through Jan. 15.

Get there early for a classic car meetup from 8 a.m. to noon where you can check out cars and have breakfast from the Belgian Waffle Crafters food truck.

From noon to 3 p.m., Saturday, visitors can take part in free pop-up art activities inspired by the exhibit.

The family tours are best for ages 6 to 12. The tours are free, but you'll need a paid exhibit ticket to take part. They are first come, first served. You can meet the tour guide at the entrance to the museum.

The tours take place at 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m., Saturday, and 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m., Sunday.

Tickets to the exhibit are $13 for kids ages 7 to 18 and $19 for adults.


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