Father’s Day is just two weeks away. Have you purchased any gifts yet for the Father’s in your life? If not, I have you covered. I recommend ditching the the concept of a traditional gift and enjoy a day out with Dad. If you are in the Southern California area how about presenting Dad with the gift of time and spend a day out visiting the newly renovated Petersen Automotive Museum. Boys love their toys and I would image that almost any guy would appreciate a trip to a museum that dedicates their entire collection to the car. I have personally been to the museum, albeit prior to the renovations, but I am definitely making another trip to check out the Museum’s major transformation, which reopened in December 2015.
The Petersen Automotive Museum is a visual landmark situated at a prominent Los Angeles intersection. The building features “ribbons” of steel that evoke a sculptural feel which are backlit at night creating a beautiful glowing effect.
The Museum is 95,000 square feet and includes 3 floors of content ensuring that there will be something for every car enthusiast to enjoy, including special exhibits such as the Rolling Sculpture exhibit (below).
Rolling Sculpture exhibit: The name says it all!
The Rolling Sculpture exhibit includes a beautiful vintage Rolls Royce.
Precious Metals exhibit: The “Precious Metal” exhibit features a variety of cars in shiny silver metal. Talk about wow factor!
BMW Art Cars exhibit: I am definitely a sports car enthusiast and often joke that ” I have the need for speed”. Mr. B and I are also a BMW family so visiting the BMW Art Cars exhibit is something I want to check out. Cars on display feature the artwork of Alexander Calder, David Hockney and Robin Rhode.
The Vault: Cars in “The Vault” are located in an underground storage facility of the Museum. The collection of cars in The Vault have never or rarely been seen by the public prior to this area becoming accessible to the public in January 2016.
Petersen Automotive Museum
6060 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90036
If you are unable to make it in person, check out the Museum Store for gift ideas.
Vroom, Vroom……xoxo, V.
All images courtesy of the Peterson Automotive Museum by photographer David Zaitz.