At 5:00 p.m. watch Buster Keaton’s 1924 silent comedy Sherlock Jr. come to life through live musical accompaniment by Nick Van Lieshout. A film introduction will be provided by Ted Barron, Senior Associate Director, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center.
Following the film (about 6:00 p.m.) Andrew Beckman, archivist at the Studebaker National Museum and Matt Short, automotive historian, will discuss the cars on display in the exhibition Roaring Twenties Exuberance & Depression Era Extravagance.
Andrew Beckman is archivist at the Studebaker National Museum, where he has been since 1999. He previously worked at the Sheboygan County Historical Society in Sheboygan, Wisconsin and the Wade House State Historic Site in Greenbush, Wisconsin. Beckman is the author of two books: The Studebaker National Museum: Over a Century on Wheels, and Studebaker’s Last Dance: The Avanti. He is also Vice President of the Society of Automotive Historians. He restored and drives a 1964 Studebaker Daytona Hardtop, finished in Bordeaux Red.
Matthew Short worked for ten years at The Auburn Cord Duesenberg Museum, in Auburn, Indiana, serving in positions ranging from registrar and curator to executive vice president. He also served as executive director of The Citizens Motorcar Company: America’s Packard Museum. Short is presently museum executive for Group Delphi, Fort Wayne, Indiana (an organization that creates trade show exhibitions and events). He is a founding member of The Packard Motor Car Foundation, he routinely judges and speaks at classic automobile concours, he regularly writes about classic automobiles, and he has organized over fifty automobile exhibitions. Short has personally owned more than fifty automobiles, with production years ranging from the 1920s to 2010, and he has had a love affair with each one.
Event is in conjunction with the exhibition Roaring Twenties Exuberance & Depression Era Extravagance.
All 3rd Thursdays are free and open to all, include refreshments, and are a great way to connect with amazing works of art and people! All the galleries and exhibitions are open from 5:00 –7:30 p.m. during the event.