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MUSEUM PROGRAMS, EVENTS & EXHIBITIONS

Exhibition

Mustangs Forever: 50 Years of a Legend

May 3, 2014 - October 19, 2014

Few cars have captured the hearts of enthusiasts worldwide like the Ford Mustang. Introduced at the 1964 New York World’s Fair, the Mustang helped define automotive youth culture in America and was so eagerly embraced by the buying public that it quickly shattered all sales records. . . .

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Exhibition

The World’s Greatest Sports Coupes

April 10, 2014 - October 19, 2014

Sports coupes and celebrities will share the limelight in the Petersen Automotive Museum’s latest exhibition. In a rare change of pace, the Petersen Museum has asked celebrity automobile enthusiasts to choose what sports coupes they would most like to own. The museum then scoured the . . .

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Exhibition

Town Cars: Arriving in Style

February 15, 2014 - October 19, 2014

Today the name Town Car is closely associated with Lincoln, but that was not always the case. From the early 1900s to the mid-1960s, the term “town car” referred to a body style distinguished by an open chauffeur’s compartment and an enclosed passenger area. Elegant and dignified, . . .

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Exhibition

Art Wall: License Plates: Unlocking the Code

November 23, 2013 - October 19, 2014

Beginning in 1914 the State of California began to issue license plates itself, creating an entirely new and fascinating branch of automotive history. The Petersen Automotive Museum is celebrating this centennial by presenting an exhibit that traces the history of license plates from . . .

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Exhibition

The Vault

January 8, 2013 - October 19, 2014

Tour schedule:

Weekday Hours 11:00am, 1:00pm, 3:00pm
Weekend Hours 11:00am, 1:00pm, 3:00pm, and 5:00pm THE 5:00 PM VAULT TOUR ON JUNE 21 IS CANCELLED
Tours may be scheduled by calling 323.964.6331 or visiting the admissions desk.


An additional ticket purchase of $20 is required and . . .

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Museum Event

Free Movie: American Graffiti

August 20, 2014

Two boys are scheduled to leave for college in the morning. Each has his own doubts. They spend a final evening cruising the strip and have every adventure possible before dawn when they will each have to decide what they will do.

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Museum Event

Steve Stanford- Designer, Artist, and Stylist

August 23, 2014

Join us as automotive designer Steve Stanford stops by to talk art and sign memorabilia.

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Museum Event

Bruce Meyer- Hot Rod Stamp Release

August 27, 2014

Join the Petersen Museum as we celebrate the release of Bruce Meyers Hot Rod Stamps.

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Museum Program

Breakfast Club Cruise-In 8/31

August 31, 2014

Join us for the Breakfast Club Cruise-In the last Sunday of every month!

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