Riding With the Top Down
Published June 27, 2016
Tags: convertible, Dallas Museum of Art, DMA, Summer
John Wise’s Rolls Royce convertible, 1971, John and Nora Wise Papers
It’s summertime again in Texas, perfect for cruising the town in a convertible with the top down. Though convertibles can be useful for more than just feeling the wind in your hair and the sun on your face on a beautiful summer day. Other possibilities include . . .
Moving a large artwork . . .
Dallas artist Heri Bert Bartscht moving a sculpture in his convertible, Heri Bert Bartscht Papers
Or, transporting a llama . . .
Sir Lancelot, a pure white llama, promoting the World of Ancient Gold exhibition at the 1964 World’s Fair, John and Nora Wise Papers
But admiring a beautiful Cadillac convertible in air-conditioned comfort is also nice . . .
Hot Cars, High Fashion, Cool Stuff : Designs of the 20th Century exhibition installation, March 31-July 14, 1996
Hillary Bober is the Archivist at the DMA.