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CELEBRATE THE PETERSEN’S 20TH ANNIVERSARY

CELEBRATE THE PETERSEN’S 20TH ANNIVERSARY

June 12, 2014

Free admission and posters on June 19th start a summer-long series of great events.

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Top Celebrity Car Collectors and Experts Curate Exhibit on World’s Greatest Sports Coupes

Top Celebrity Car Collectors and Experts Curate Exhibit on World’s Greatest Sports Coupes

April 01, 2014

"The World’s Greatest Sports Coupes” opens April 10 at the Petersen in Los Angeles. Guest curators include Patrick Dempsey, Francis Ford Coppola, Pink Floyd’s Nick Mason and others.

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NEW EXHIBIT AT THE PETERSEN AUTOMOTIVE MUSEUM LICENSE PLATES: UNLOCKING THE CODE

NEW EXHIBIT AT THE PETERSEN AUTOMOTIVE MUSEUM LICENSE PLATES: UNLOCKING THE CODE

November 20, 2013

Over 220 license plates will be examined in the newest exhibit opening at the Petersen on Nov. 26th. These artifacts, which showcase the unusual stories behind license plates, offer a unique look not only at the history of the automobile, but also the history of California, the U.S. and the world.

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AN ICON RE-ENVISIONED: THE JAGUAR SPORTS CAR EXHIBIT AT THE PETERSEN AUTOMOTIVE MUSEUM

AN ICON RE-ENVISIONED: THE JAGUAR SPORTS CAR EXHIBIT AT THE PETERSEN AUTOMOTIVE MUSEUM

November 18, 2013

The newest exhibit opening at the Petersen on Dec. 7 will look at some of Jaguar’s most iconic vehicles ranging from the 1937 SS100 to the latest F-TYPE roadster. A sneak preview of the exhibit, including Steve McQueen’s 1956 XKSS, will be on display at the Los Angeles Auto Show in the Petersen’s booth.

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THE NEW PETERSEN

THE NEW PETERSEN

August 18, 2013

Iconic Southern California museum unveils plans for a stunning, sculptured metal exterior and cutting-edge interior with interactive displays, transforming it into the world’s finest automotive museum. The L.A. cultural landmark will showcase Southern California’s rich automotive heritage and will serve as a gateway to the city’s “Museum Row.”

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A Furor Over Sales by the Petersen Museum

A Furor Over Sales by the Petersen Museum

July 26, 2013

The New York Times posted an article with Petersen Executive Director, Terry Karges, on the sale of vehicles from the museum's collection.

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Petersen Museum responds to concerns about change in focus

Petersen Museum responds to concerns about change in focus

July 19, 2013

Hemming's Daily posted a question and answer article with our Executive Director, Terry Karges, on our upcoming plans for the museum.

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‘RACE, ROCK ‘N RALLY’ GALA FUNDRAISER TO HONOR AUTOMOTIVE CELEBRITIES AT THE PETERSEN AUTOMOTIVE MUS

‘RACE, ROCK ‘N RALLY’ GALA FUNDRAISER TO HONOR AUTOMOTIVE CELEBRITIES AT THE PETERSEN AUTOMOTIVE MUS

June 20, 2013

Patrick Dempsey, Jeff Beck, and Ken Block celebrate automotive passion while raising funds for the museum’s educational programs.

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ARLEN NESS HONORED WITH BIRTHDAY BASH

ARLEN NESS HONORED WITH BIRTHDAY BASH

June 14, 2013

CUSTOM BIKE BUILDER ARLEN NESS HONORED WITH BIRTHDAY BASH AND SUMMER EXHIBITION AT THE PETERSEN AUTOMOTIVE MUSEUM

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PETERSEN AUTOMOTIVE MUSEUM ANNOUNCES ALTERNATIVE FUEL SYMPOSIUM

PETERSEN AUTOMOTIVE MUSEUM ANNOUNCES ALTERNATIVE FUEL SYMPOSIUM

March 20, 2013

The Petersen Automotive Museum is hosting its first public alternative fuels symposium titled “Why Alt Fuels Now” on April 18, 2013.

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