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Museum Featured In Pique Art & Culture Magazine

The Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum is featured as part of the second annual issue of Pique: Fort Wayne Art & Culture, an independent publication with a focus on Northeast Indiana’s art community and cultural happenings. Mariah Knight from Pique writes, “The magazine aims to establish a sincere connection with members of the community and inspire them to take an active role in the cultivation of Fort Wayne’s artistic future.”

The second annual issue of Pique: Fort Wayne Art & Culture includes a two-page article titled “History of Art and Innovation: Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum.” The article highlights the unique history of the museum building, as well as the history of design and art it houses. The two-page spread includes original design artwork alongside images of the finished automobiles and focuses on the unique designers and artists employed by the Auburn Automobile Company. Some of the names included are Gordon Buehrig, Alan Leamy, and Alexis de Sakhnoffsky.

Archives manager Ethan Bowers and collections manager Sam Grate, provide Pique with an inside look at what made Auburn, Cord, and Duesenberg automobiles unique, and why the design process of the Classic Era, which featured many different artistic processes, is still resonating with current artists, designers, and automobile enthusiasts. Bowers and Grate also talk about the uniqueness of the original Auburn Automobile Company international headquarters building in which the museum is housed.

The museum is thrilled to build connections with those in Fort Wayne and Northeast Indiana’s art community. Bowers states, “Inclusion in publications such as Pique: Fort Wayne Art & Culture illustrates the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum’s importance as one of the region’s premiere cultural institutions, but it also shows the relevance of preserving the artistic design legacy of the Auburn Automobile Company in order to intrigue and inspire current and future regional artists.”

The second annual issue of Pique: Fort Wayne Art & Culture will be released on April 21, 2016 at Club Soda in Fort Wayne. The release event is open to the public and runs from 6 pm to 9 pm. The issue can be purchased at many of Fort Wayne’s local galleries and shops for $10.

The Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum – where the world’s finest cars of yesterday live today! Over 120 classic, antique, vintage and special interest cars are displayed with other automotive related exhibits on three floors. The museum is located in the original 1930s international headquarters of the legendary Auburn Automobile Company and is a National Historic Landmark. The museum is open from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Last admission one hour before closing. Visit the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum, a place where automotive history comes to life! Shop the Museum Store Online today!