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Art Deco Cars Exhibit

hPeople view cars in the "Sensuous Steel" exhibit at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts in Nashville, Tenn. The exhibit is made up of cars and motorcycles from the 1930s and 1940s that exemplify the elegance and styling characteristic of the Art Deco style.

"Sensuous Steel" - An Art Deco Car Exhibit




Many of the cars at a new exhibit called "Sensuous Steel" are one of a kind. Others are or were owned by famous people. What binds them together is their art deco design and the venue where they are showcased: the Frist Center for the Visual Arts, which was built in 1933-34 as the city's main post office.

Many of the cars were never production vehicles, but harken from a time when an automobile was a personal expression.