Cincinnati Wing Pre-Civil War Galleries Re-Open Aug. 1 (Cincinnati Art Museum Press Release, July 27, 2015)
More Eastern treasures in Eden Park: Masterpieces of Japanese Art extended through Jan. 3 (Cincinnati Art Museum Press Release, July 23, 2015)
New special feature Unknown Elements ignites the imagination (Cincinnati Art Museum Press Release, July 20, 2015)
Visitors can watch Cincinnati Art Museum conservator restore bronze sculpture, starting July 7 (Cincinnati Art Museum Press Release, June 25, 2015)
Cincinnati Art Museum Summer Update (Cincinnati Art Museum Press Release, June 3, 2015)
Cincinnati Art Museum announces new permanent gallery: The Nancy and David Wolf Gallery (Cincinnati Art Museum Press Release, June 1, 2015)
April 08, 2014 to June 01, 2014
Porsche’s 356 series, so-named because it was the company’s 356th project, was produced between 1948 and 1965. The 356 is considered to be Porsche’s first production car, and the car that laid the framework for the company’s future success. It was prized for its high quality, light weight and excellent aerodynamics. Fanatical trial and error carried out by designers for the best aerodynamics led to the car’s sexy, streamlined shape. This example is one of the few “notchback” 356B hardtops produced in 1961 and 1962. “Notchback” refers to the silhouette of the car. Compared with earlier versions, the angle of the rear window is more perpendicular to, rather than horizontal with the car’s roof line.
This Porsche 356B is on loan, courtesy of Robert L. Greiwe, owner. It is the 19th car that has been on view since the Art Museum began celebrating artful design in automobiles.