Reserved for Rotary @ the Frist: Bellissima!

Thursday, June 9, 2016 | 6:00 p.m. Reception | 6:30 p.m. guided tour

$45 per person ~  (charged to your Rotary account)

Evening includes: reception, heavy hors d’oeuvres, 2 drink tickets per person, exhibition ticket.

Limited complimentary parking available in the Frist Center parking lot

RSVP by Friday, June 3 at noon to 645-5935 or [email protected]

Space is limited so register early.

Bellissima! The Italian Automotive Renaissance, 1945–1975 celebrates the visual dynamism and spirit of innovation characterizing Italian coachbuilt cars, concept cars and motorcycles produced during the post–World War II economic revival. Returning to the Frist Center after the 2013 presentation of Sensuous Steel: Art Deco Automobiles, automotive authority and guest curator Ken Gross has chosen 19 automobiles and 3 motorcycles from private collections and museums that are among the finest examples of Italian automotive design, including vehicles by Alfa Romeo, Bizzarrini, Ducati, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Lancia and Maserati. With the ultra-rare Alfa Romeo BAT models 5, 7 and 9 from the 1950s and a 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO, this all-star assembly offers surprises for even the most knowledgeable car aficionados. These powerful and extraordinary cars exemplify the sexy and streamlined Italian design language that propelled Italy to the forefront of automotive design internationally.

Image credit: 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO. Collection of Bernard and Joan Carl. Image © 2016 Peter Harholdt