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

June 25, 2015 - January 3, 2016

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.