THE BRUCE MEYER FAMILY GALLERY: PRECIOUS METAL
Discover the second iteration of Precious Metal, Precious Metal II : Sporting Silver, now on display!
The chemical properties of silver (Ag) give it the status of one of the most sought after metals in the world. It is not only the most reflective metal, but it is also the most conductive and very malleable. As such, silver is used in jewelry, tableware, currency and other prized items. So it is no wonder that the color silver would be used to adorn automobiles in the form of metal bright work and lustrous paint.
Auto makers routinely have saved silver touches for only the most prestigious models and show cars. Names like Silver Arrow, Silver Bullet and Silver Streak soon came to represent the pinnacle of performance and style. Today, silver cars are still captivating despite technological advances and new build materials. It seems that for automobiles, silver cars will always set the gold standard to which others are measured.
Open October 2016 – April 2017