With Rolling Sculpture: Art Deco Cars from the 1930s and 40s, Raleigh’s North Carolina Museum of Art gives its galleries over to the automobile for the second time in three years.

I went in with a bad attitude, since their Porsche show didn’t even try to be a design show as it claimed to be. Fortunately, Deco + cars = interesting thoughts about manifest destiny, the American dream, and the way authority works to own the individual imagination.

I captured some of those thoughts in a review in Indy Week.

1940 Tatra T87. Collection of Chris Ohrstrom. Photo © 2016 Peter Harholdt.