Lecture: Porsche's Story: A Historical ContextSunday, November 24 | 2:30 pm
East Building, Museum Auditorium
Free; ticket from Museum Box Office required.
If all tickets are taken, "no-show" seats will be released five minutes after start of program.
Konrad H. Jarausch, Lurcy Professor of European Civilization, UNC–Chapel Hill
Porsche's history is grounded in modernist design and had associations with welfare policies advocated by the Nazi government. With consideration of the development of German postwar reconstruction, Professor Jarausch discusses the proliferation of sports cars during the “economic miracle.” The particular appeal of those vehicles during that era contributed to the ultimate success of the Porsche brand over others. Reception follows lecture.
Porsche Type 356 Gmünd Coupe, 1949, Courtesy of the Ingram Collection, Photograph © 2013 Michael Furman
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