The Indianapolis Museum of Art will celebrate National Museum Day with free admission on Tuesday, May 19. Admission includes access to the entire IMA campus, including the Lilly House, gardens and Madeline F. Elder Greenhouse.
It also includes the special exhibition, Dream Cars: Innovative Design, Visionary Ideas, featuring rare concept cars from top manufactures in the automotive field including Ferrari, Porsche, BMW and Bugatti.
This major exhibition features 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.
General Motors coined the term “dream car” in 1953 as a reference to concept cars — experimental vehicles that challenged the status quo with their radical designs. As testing grounds for innovation, concept cars are a platform for automakers and independent designers to experiment with technology and explore cutting-edge styling and design aesthetics.
Most concept cars are never intended for mass production, but instead are unique glimpses into the future possibilities of automotive design.
The exhibition includes a Car Design Studio where visitors can explore the process of automobile design through engaging, hands-on activities.
The free day runs from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.