After 15 months and $90 million of renovation, the Petersen Automotive Museum reopened its doors in early December 2015. The restomod exterior of the Los Angeles Museum features an incredible stainless steel ribbon facade, while the interior includes three automotive-themed floors with a central staircase leading up to each level. History, Industry, and Artistry are each showcasing the impact of the automobile throughout the eras.
The grand reopening was a celebration event showcasing the history and future of the museum. The new construction was the first significant change to the building since it once was a Japanese department store back in 1962. Over five decades this automotive museum has always housed precious metalworks of art known only as the automobile. Located in the Miracle Mile area of Los Angeles, current floor exhibits include “Cars of Film and Television,” which range from an Aston Martin featured in the James Bond Movie Spectre to a Pontiac used in the very popular series called Breaking Bad; there is also a “precious metal” exhibit featuring rare and exotic cars all finished in silver.
Every type of automobile is on display as well at the museum, including hot rods and customs, classics, and prototypes. You will even find a full custom ’64 lowrider Impala up on a rack showcasing a fully dipped chrome and molded multi-colored chassis! This Gala event was packed with lines around the building but you can get your admission ticket here as we show you our special coverage taken from this artistic exhibit.