The single-model art show, curated by one of the two art collectors behind the in-the-works American Dreaming documentary, will include more than 100 original drawings and models of every generation of the Corvette up to the current model, some rather close to the final production versions, some closer to the flights of fancy that the automakers’ advance studios would turn out.
Edwards said the idea for the exhibit came from John Peters, a member of the Scarab Club’s board and a Corvette enthusiast. Edwards then tapped the network of retired auto designers he’s met through the documentary, along with GM’s and The Henry Ford’s archives, to gather as many Corvette renderings as he could find.
“The Corvette exhibit is definitely different from any of our previous exhibits because it is a special model and the Corvette seems to really personify a certain aspect of the America dream,” Edwards said. “Corvettes have always been beautiful objects, and that’s an interesting aspect to explore in this exhibit.”
Edwards said he’s hoping to recruit some of the Corvette designers still living in the Detroit area to participate in some gallery talks and other events during the exhibition.
The American Dreaming, Corvette: 7 Generations and Beyond exhibit will take place January 4 to February 4 at the Scarab Club. For more information, visit ScarabClub.org.
Article courtesy of Hemmings Daily, written by Daniel Strohl.