Gas Station DeSign: A Tour through the Collection 1930-1965



Gas Station DeSign surveys the architecture of gas stations from the widespread popularity of the automobile in the 1930s to the height of 20th century car culture in the mid-1960s. The exhibit includes photographs and drawings of gas stations from the museum’s Architecture and Design Collection. This visual tour emphasises the pivotal and contested role of signs used for advertising. A companion exhibition will also be on display in Cheadle Hall and the Arts Library.
Art, Design & Architecture Museum, UC Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, California USA