“Dream Cars: Innovative Design, Visionary Ideas” at the IMA



Recently opened at the Indianapolis Museum Art is a show filled with cars of the past that were built to portray the cars of the future. “Dream Cars: Innovative Design, Visionary Idea,” a show that premiered last May at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, Georgia, features rare concept cars from the early 1930s to modern day.


By examining the “dream car” through the themes of independent makers, the impact of styling, the Motorama and the rise of the dream car, the influence of automobile shows, and the role of concept cars today, this show awakens the imagination and brings to life the sketches of our own dream cars that we would pencil out in our composition notebooks as kids.


According to the show statement, “The experimental, concept, or ‘dream’ car has long been a dynamic tool that allows designers to showcase and demonstrate forward-thinking automotive design ideas. Concept cars were not vehicles the public typically could purchase, but rather the testing ground for innovations that might find expression in automobiles produces years, or even decades, later. This exhibition explores the groundbreaking designs that sparked ideas of future possibility and progress.”


The Dream Cars exhibition will be on display until August 23rd. With a plethora of interactive activities for the whole family, this exhibition is sure to take you on a joy ride through the winding road of your imagination.