Museum Director Brian Ferriso, Guest Curator Ken Gross, Jay Leno, and Board Chair Gordon Sondland enjoying the cocktail reception at the Westin Hotel on August 13th. Automobile lover and Tonight Show host, Jay Leno, took in a “hoods up” viewing of the Allure of the Automobile exhibit at the Portland Art Museum. The event on August 13th was one of the highlights of the stylish exhibit.

Jay Leno and Museum Director Brian Ferriso look at the cars in the Allure of the Automobile. Photographer: Randy Boverman

Jay Leno and Museum Director Brian Ferriso look at the cars in the Allure of the Automobile. Photographer: Randy Boverman

 

Jay Leno and Guest Curator Ken Gross look at the cars in the Allure of the Automobile. Photographer:

Jay Leno and Guest Curator Ken Gross look at the cars in the Allure of the Automobile.

Leno’s love of cars is legendary. He owns one of the largest private collections of automobiles in the country.

Jay Leno and Guest Curator Ken Gross discuss automobile collecting and Leno's collection. Photographer: Randy Boverman

Jay Leno and Guest Curator Ken Gross discuss automobile collecting and Leno's collection. Photographer: Randy Boverman

According to Brian Ferriso, “This exhibition is especially meaningful for our city, which has a significant number of graphic and industrial design students, practitioners, and businesses. I am confident that the extraordinary automobile designs in the exhibition will be an inspiration for many.”

With a membership of more than 22,000 households and serving more than 350,000 visitors annually, the Portland Art Museum is a premier venue for education in the visual arts. For information on exhibitions and programs, call 503-226-2811 or visit portlandartmuseum.org.

The  Allure of the Automobile exhibit will continue through mid-September.

 

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