The Fisher Body Craftsman Guild -- An Illustrated History, By John L. Jacobus published by McFarland & Company, Inc., July 2005. Contains 171 period-vintage photographs, 330 pages, hardbound.

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Fisher Body Craftsman’s Guild (1930-1968) Retrospective
Title: “1950s & 1960s ‘Dream Car’ Model-rama”
Date: August 9 -10, 2008
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

WHAT: A "once-in-a-lifetime," nostalgic educational Retrospective and Exhibition of some thirty (30) National and Styling Scholarship award winning models, as well as some thirty (30) State & Regional Award winning models - never seen before by the public. See some exquisite examples of the top award winning 1/12 scale, "Dream Car" models made by Harley J Earl's Guildsmen, which have been groomed especially for you to see and enjoy.

Sculpted, fiberglass student model (front view shown) made by Samuel T. Kjellman, 1962 - 2nd state winner, $100 Award, Senior Division, originally from Henniker NH.

A two-day look at the results of General Motors' infamous 50's / 60' industrial arts program, called on the street by the name Fisher Body Design Contest [formally called Fisher Body Craftsman's Guild (1930-1968)]. A 1/12 scale [1"=1'] model-rama in honor of GM's 100th Centennial Birthday (9/16/08). Also, remembering Harley J. Earl, V.P. GM Styling (1940-1958) and his cadre of aspiring student auto designers (his Disciples) many who became GM's, and the Auto Industry's, 2nd Generation Design Directors, Executives and auto design talent.

Sat, August 9, 2008 - 11 AM to 2 PM
Sun, August 10, 2008 - 12 noon to 2.30 PM

WHERE: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA 02115. Located: 465 Huntington Avenue (Avenue of the Arts) Boston 02115. General Info Phone 617-267-9300; TTY: 617-267-9703, Take MBTA Green Branch, "E" Heath Street Subway train Outbound to the MFA Subway Stop (See www.mbta.com.) MFA Parking Building & Park Lots cost $22 per day.

GUILD EXHIBIT LOCATION: 2nd Floor, West Wing, in the renovated and former Gund Gallery Gift Shop space (approx. 21" X 90') above the outdoor Japanese Garden.

DESCRIPTION: 1/12 scale, Model "Dream Car" Retrospective representative of the Harley J. Earl auto design era, with 18 top national scholarship winner's models; 12 styling scholarship winner's models; 16 Regional winner's models; (includes one stunning 1947 Regional Miniature Model Napoleonic Coach; like those made for the FBCG model design competition 1930 to 1947); and 14 state winner's models - for some 60 models total. Meet the winning Guildsmen and see their models; Meet many Guildsmen who became professional auto designers; Participate in a public info & education (PI&E) program and join the discussions about the Fisher-Guild and automotive design.

FREE PUBLIC EDCATION PROGRAM (with your $17 General Admission Fee)
Presented by: the Guildsmen-Exhibitors themselves will deliver the PI&E program.
Place: Mabel Louise Riley Conference Room, MFA First Floor near the Cafe.
Times: 4 Shows - 11 AM & 12 Noon Saturday as well as 12 Noon & 2 PM Sunday.

GENERAL ADMISSION FEE: $17.00 ticket (good for 10 days) Cameras allowed without any flash, please! See www.mfa.org. and see www.fisherguild.com for further information about the Fisher-Guild and a unique 2005 McFarland book: "The Fisher Body Craftsman's Guild: An Illustrated History," by John L. Jacobus, ISBN 978-0-7864-1719-3. #

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