Harley Earl Photo Exhibit
The following exhibit debuted at the Cranbrook Academy of Art Museum in Bloomfield Hills, MI.
To create more educational awareness, Richard Earl then teamed up with Big-Three auto maker Chrysler to make a much larger exhibition (pictures at left) to display within the company’s brand new world headquarters in Auburn Hills, Mi.
Afterwards the photo exhibit traveled in-state:
Design Center of General Motors Tech Center in Warren, Mi.
The Art Center of Kettering University in Flint, Mi.
Automotive Hall of Fame in Dearborn, Mi.
A refreshed version of “Automotive Hollywood" then traveled to SoCal’s inland empire at the Temecula Valley Museum where it was hosted from March to April, 2013. Local media testimonials:
2005 Automotive Hall of Fame testimonial, "Grandson Richard Earl, who has spent much of the last decade bringing the memory and accomplishments of Harley Earl to the forefront, created the display. He says an appreciation of the underlying strengths of the automotive industry as it is today requires an equal appreciation of the historical reality."
Richard continues, "To fully appreciate the depth and breadth of the American automotive industry, and in particular how important design has been and continues to be in Detroit - the birthplace of automotive design - we need to see and understand how history has unfolded, that's what 'Automotive Hollywood' is all about." More: Auto Hall of Fame press release.