Mercedes-Benz at the North Carolina Art Museum
Friday, May 20, 2016 – 5:30pm to Raleigh,North Carolina
Numerous art museums, including the North Carolina Museum of Art, have discovered the art of the automobile through special exhibits. The third Friday of May explored automotive art represented by a dozen cars manufactured by Mercedes-Benz. Third Friday at the museum is a regular event with food and music available along with the opportunity to view the museum collections. The paved courtyard between the new and old wings of the museum provided a great location to exhibit distinctive cars from the local Triangle area. The weather was threatening both before and after our event but stayed reasonably pleasant for the time we were there. Other people attending Third Friday had the opportunity to look over our group’s cars as they entered the museum. It is not often that a show this approachable has the range of the cars that were there from almost new to Gullwings to pre-war. Our club’s cars were outside but there was also art, food and music inside the museum. The music was from the Sidecar Social Club playing speak-easy jazz and vintage R&B.