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Petersen Automotive Museum closes, and closes in on fundraising target
Petersen Automotive Museum closes, and closes in on fundraising target

The Petersen Automotive Museum brought the Beach Boys onstage and threw itself a party Saturday night to celebrate its 20th anniversary, mark its one-year closing for remodeling and announce new partnerships and recent fundraising advances. After a dinner of filet mignon and Stags Leap wines, and before a one-hour set of Beach Boys car-themed tunes such as "Little Deuce Coupe" and "409," Petersen Chairman Peter Mullin said the museum would close Monday but would definitely reopen on time next year. "I know you're never supposed to make predictions," Mullin said. "But the museum will open again Dec. 1, 2015." Mullin also announced that the...

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