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    Going Places: Transportation Designs from the Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf Collection

    Presented by at Norton Museum of Art

    June 25, 2015 - January 10, 2016

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    Going Places: Transportation Designs from the Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf Collection

    Showcasing vehicles from the extensive collection of longtime Norton supporters Jean S. (a trustee) and Frederic A. Sharf, this exhibition focuses on the art of 20th-century transportation design. Mr. Sharf, especially, has long been fascinated by the acceleration of life that occurred in the middle decades of the 20th-century. Via model planes, trains, and, most of all, automobiles, he looked to capture the excitement of getting from one place to another. Featuring more than 200 items, including design drawings, concept sketches, renderings, advertising art, and posters, as well as model trains, planes, and automobiles  from the Sharfs’ collection, this exhibition literally examines how we arrived here – and highlights the designers who created the look of the 20th-century vehicles that transported us and transformed the way we travel. Going Places is augmented with related period newsreels, TV ads, and clips from classic films and television programs. 

    Going Places includes objects and works of art from two previous exhibitions, Planes, Trains, and Automobiles and The Great Age of the American Automobile, organized by the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. 

    With special thanks to Mr. and Mrs. Frederic A. Sharf.

    Corporate Sponsor Wilmington Trust.

    Norton Museum of Art

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    West Palm Beach, FL 33401

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    Open for summer camp tours beginning June 30. Campers will enjoy a tour of the marvels of transportation from yesteryear, then participate in a hands-on art project that allows them to uses their creativity and imagination. This program is offered at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., Tuesday through Friday from June 30  through Aug. 7, 2015.  Designed for children ages 5-13. Each session is limited to 40 campers.  One chaperone per 10 campers is mandatory. Admission is $5 per camper.

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