Who knew? During the 50s, an era in auto design known for super-sized macho male autos with rocket-like tailfins and increasing engine power, when guys tended to call their cars “she,” General Motors surprisingly hired a team of women auto designers who were trailblazing pioneers and had a critical role in the company’s Renaissance of Design. And today, a group of women are among the designers spearheading the generation of new cars that might make or break the company.
The Museum of the City of New York, in conjunction with its current exhibition, “Cars, Culture and the City,” presents Designing Women: The Intersection of Art, Culture and Car Design, a very special public program that examines this largely untold story of GM’s past and present designing women (June 28, 6:30pm). Four of GM’s top women designers will lead the program, discussing both the pioneering days of the early women designers at GM to their current roles designing such cars as next generation Cadillacs. They will be able to take questions and be available for conversation following the program.
For a fascinating preview of the Designing Women program,
please enjoy this short video:
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The first 200 people to RSVP will receive at the end of the
program a free autographed sketch of new Cadillac designs drawn
by the designing women.
On behalf of the Museum of the City of New York