Before the Corvette found a home in Bowling Green, Kentucky, the historic vehicle called St. Louis, Missouri its home. Naturally, the St. Louis art museum has included a piece of its local history in its latest exhibit.
According to Corvette Blogger, a black 1954 Corvette has been perched inside the museum as a testament to 1950’s design. The exhibit, titled “St. Louis Modern”, features St. Louis contributions to modern design from 1935 through 1965. Of course, the Corvette resides high on the list.
The 1954 Corvette has been borrowed from a local owner and sits in pure-factory form, much like the day it rolled off the assembly line in St. Louis.
The exhibit also features 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.