Following last year's acquisition of the Fiat 500 by The Museum of Modern Art, the car will be on public display for the first time next year.
Following last year's acquisition of the Fiat 500 by The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York, the Fiat 500 F series will be on public display at the Museum for the first time from 10 February to 27 May 2019, as a highlight of The Value of Good Design, an exhibition drawn from MoMA's stellar collection of industrial design.
The model on display at MoMA will be a 500 F series, the most popular 500 ever, produced from 1965 to 1972. The car is a clear expression of form following function, a logical and economical use of materials and a belief that quality design should be accessible to all.
The development of inexpensive, reliable cars like the Fiat 500 was essential for the motorisation of the post-war European continent. Through its design and its centrality to the story of mid-century Italy, the 500 embodies many of the principles that typified mid-century modernist design and connects it to themes explored in works throughout the Museum's collection.