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