A new type of motor spectacle is coming to Indianapolis next spring. Dream Cars: Innovative Design, Visionary Ideas, a major exhibition featuring rare concept cars from the early 1930s to the 21st century, will showcase some of the most unique vehicles ever created by top names in the automotive field. Along with conceptual drawings and scale models, the exhibition will explore the evolution of revolutionary automobile design that pushed the limits of the imagination and shaped the future of the industry. Dream Cars will feature both American and European concept car designs.
This exhibition presents a glimpse into recent and innovative uses of graphite. A form of crystallized carbon, graphite is a naturally occurring mineral as well as a synthetic, industrial product that can be processed and in multiple ways. It can be machined or carved, used as a powder or liquid, or handled as a lump, stick, or pencil. Graphite gathers together works that reveal the material's potential to take a variety of forms and yield a wide range of visual effects.
A large audience gathered at the Indianapolis Museum of Art on May 20, 2011, to explore the legacy of Miller House with some of America's leading design experts. One of the greatest modern designs of the mid-twentieth century, this extraordinary complex was created by the legendary architect Eero Saarinen, interior designer Alexander Girard, and landscape architect Dan Kiley for the J. Irwin Miller family.