The Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum is opening its community exhibit entitled Design An Ad Contest in the Museum’s Advertising Department Offices. The exhibit will display the hard work of students in grades 4-12 who live in northeast Indiana and northwest Ohio that participated in the Fort Wayne Newspapers 2017 Design An Ad Contest. The winning ads were published in the Design An Ad special section on April 26, 2017.
This exhibit is composed of advertisements designed by students who chose the National Historic Landmark. There were a list of rules the students must follow, and the artwork that followed shows originality. The exhibit is being featured as part of the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum’s new strategic plan to create new, interactive exhibits in order to include those in the community.
“We’re so excited to have these works of art on display. We can’t wait to welcome the students and their families in to the Museum,” said Visitor Experience Manager, Kelby Park. “Hopefully it will be an experience they will always remember.” The Advertising Department Offices highlight the hard work of the advertising campaigns used to promote Auburns, Cords, and Duesenbergs; these advertisements were as fantastic as the automobiles themselves. The hall includes the original advertising offices of the Auburn Automobile Company and whose ads were some of the first to sell a lifestyle with automobiles. The Design An Ad Contest exhibit will be on display through Labor Day Weekend so the students may enjoy their work and be nationally recognized for their creativity.