1954 Corvette to be Displayed Inside the St Louis Art Museum


Photo Credit: St. Louis Art Museum

A Corvette of any age is considered a work of art by many.

That’s why it is no surprise that a 1954 Chevrolet Corvette is being displayed inside the St. Louis Art Museum starting next week.

The black Corvette, borrowed from Stephen Brauer, was rolled into place by museum workers on Monday, getting ready for its unveiling to the public on Nov. 8.

The classic ’Vette is part of “St. Louis Modern,” an exhibit that examines the Missouri city’s contributions to modern design from 1935 to 1965.

The exhibit commemorates the 50th anniversary of Eero Saarinen’s modernist masterpiece, the Gateway Arch, and features more than 150 objects and artworks drawn from the Museum’s collection and more than 30 museums and private lenders around the country. Many of the works will be shown for the first time.

Of course, enthusiasts are well aware that the Corvettes made from 1954 to 1981 were a work of art created by the talented craftsmen at the St. Louis assembly plant at Union Boulevard and Natural Bridge Avenue.

Organized chronologically, “St. Louis Modern” traces the emergence of design in the early 20th century through an exploration of several themes: machine age, aerodynamic design; mass-market design; the influence of architects and tastemakers; embellishments; and Scandinavian design.


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