“The Allure of the Automobile”
Through June 20. $18; $15, students and seniors; $11, children 6-17; free for children 5 and under and members. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Tuesdays-Saturdays; until 8 p.m. Thursdays (half-price 4-8 p.m.); noon-5 p.m., Sundays. High Museum of Art, 1280 Peachtree St. 404-733-4444. www.high.org.
Bottom line: Call them rolling sculptures. Call them identity in motion. The iconic autos are feats of design and engineering, and they are a lot of fun to see.
By Catherine Fox
Legendary auto entrepreneur Preston Tucker aimed to build a safer car. He added padded dashboards and a center headlight that pivoted with the wheels. He wasn’t so careful about the English language. But one of his famous garbled expressions — “Put your foot on the exhilarator” — was not so far off the mark. Automobiles, after all, are more than mere conveyances. They are potent symbols of power, sources of pleasure and markers of