Don’t Miss This Amazing Bugatti Exhibit Coming to LA’s Petersen Museum

The “Art of Bugatti” exhibit opens October 23.

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1939 Bugatti Type 64. Photo: The Petersen Museum

Can enthusiasts who live in or can visit Los Angeles will soon have an unprecedented opportunity to enjoy the legendary Bugatti line in a fashionable setting. Cars such as the Type 41 Royale, Type 57 Atalante as well as modern Bugattis like the EB110 and the Chiron—which made its US debut at last week’s Monterey Car Week—will be displayed at the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles as part of the largest assemblage of cars ever from the fabled French carmaker.

1938 Bugatti Type 57C Atalante. Photo: The Petersen Museum

The machines encompass the entire history of the Bugatti automobile company. Included are cars designed by both Ettore Bugatti and his son, Jean, revealing the evolution of Bugatti’s style and engineering prowess.

1936 Bugatti Type 57C Atlantic. Photo: The Petersen Museum

“The Bugattis were an incredibly fascinating family and their history, like all families, is filled with both triumph and tragedy,” said Peter Mullin, chairman of the board of directors for the Petersen. “Their incredible aptitude for art and engineering is unparalleled by any family before or since and their legacy is worthy of celebration. It’s a great honor to share these works with the public and I’m so pleased that we could bring this exhibition to the Petersen.”

1932 Bugatti Type 55. Photo: The Petersen Museum

In recent years, fine art museums have increasingly hosted exhibits of classic autos, breaking down barriers between fine art artistically-rendered machines. This show will represent a twist on that, with the Petersen Automotive Museum also including fine art produced by Bugatti family members in the exhibition.

“The Art of Bugatti is a show unlike any other and the Petersen is so pleased to be able to share it with our patrons,” said Petersen Executive Director Terry Karges. We’ll be pleased to take them up on the offer. The exhibit will run for a year, so plan now.

1930 Bugatti Type 50. Photo: The Petersen Museum
1939 Bugatti Type 57C Aravis. Photo: The Petersen Museum
1931 Bugatti Type 54 Roadster. Photo: The Petersen Museum
1930 Bugatti Type 46. Photo: The Petersen Museum
1932 Bugatti Type 41 Royale. Photo: The Petersen Museum
1929 Bugatti Type 44 Fiacra. Photo: The Petersen Museum
1927 Bugatti Type 52. Photo: The Petersen Museum
1928 Bugatti Type 43-44 Grand Sport. Photo: The Petersen Museum