Studebaker Super Service Center
Ongoing Exhibition. The Studebaker Super Service Center is now open! This fun, interactive exhibit is designed for children ages 3 to 10! Studebaker Super Service Center is sure to put a smile on any child’s face as they pretend to work on an automobile. Click here to view a brochure about the Studebaker Super Service Center or click here to view photos of the the exhibit.
Rolling Canvas: Art and the Automobile
Through October 6, 2013. “Rolling Canvas: Art and the Automobile” presents the automobile as an artistic medium. The exhibit features artistic works on wheels such as a Wrought-Iron Beetle from the Taj Ma Garaj and “Phantoms” and “Cigs Kill” from the Art Car Museum in Houston and also a 1950 Studebaker Champion presented as a P38 Lightning airplane.
A unique segment of 20th century artistic expression is the Art Car: an Art Car uses the automobile as the basis for an artistic work. If art reflects our society, the Art Car mirrors America’s love affair with the automobile. The Art Car movement is considered an offshoot of 20th century folk art and traces its roots to the West Coast’s custom car movement in the 1950s and ‘60s. The low-riders, surfer wagons, and hippie vans of that era are cited as the Art Car’s ancestors. The Art Car movement gained steam in the 1970s and 1980s and remains strong today. It can be argued that few art forms explore human imagination and creativity more thoroughly than Art Cars. The exhibit also features Studebaker advertising artwork and other works from the Museum’s collection.
The Presidential Carriage Collection
Ongoing Exhibition. The Studebaker National Museum is home to four of the presidential carriages: The Grant, Harrison, Lincoln and McKinley carriages. Read more.