On Saturday, Nov. 12, the Studebaker National Museum will host Automotive Design: Past, Present and Future, a symposium discussing the state of the art of American automobile design.
This panel discussion will focus on a wide variety of topics, including historical context, brand heritage, engineering and technological advances, and the profession’s changing educational requirements. Panelists will also discuss the changes the industry has experienced from its heyday in the 1950s to the present, as well as what the future of automobile design may hold.
The panel will feature Mark Hall, Chief Designer of the Chrysler Products Design Office; former Studebaker designers Virgil Exner, Jr. and Del Coates; John Houlihan, formerly of General Motors; Paul Down, Industrial Design Professor at the University of Notre Dame, Donna Catalano of the Indiana Arts Coalition, and Dar Davis, automotive journalist.
The event begins at 1 p.m. and will feature two afternoon sessions and an evening hors d’oeurve reception with cash bar. Cost is $15 for museum members and $20 for non-members, which includes museum admission, both sessions and the reception.
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