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The Open Road: Photography and The American Road Trip

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Name: The Open Road: Photography and The American Road Trip
Date: November 25, 2017 - January 7, 2018
Event Description:
After World War II, the American road trip began appearing prominently in literature, music, movies, and photography. While the myth of the American frontier had long engaged artists, and key photographers such as Walker Evans and Edward Weston made seminal trips through America in the 1930s and 1940s, many more photographers purposefully embarked on trips during the post-World War II era in order to create work about America or better understand their place in it. The Open Road considers the photographic road trip as a genre in and of itself. The exhibition presents the story of photographers for whom the American road was muse. Presented in chronological order, the featured artists and road trips represent the evolution of American car culture, the idea of the open road, and how photographers embraced the subject of America in order to reflect on place, time, and self.
The Blanton Mueum of Art
Date/Time Information:
November 25, 2017 - January 7, 2018 Tuesday - Friday: 10am - 5pm Saturday: 11am - 5pm Sunday: 1pm - 5pm Monday - Closed
Contact Information:
Adults $9, Kids 12 and under FREE, Seniors (65+) $7, Youth/College Students (13-21) $5. Admission is free to members, and all current UT ID-holders.Free admission every Thursday is made possible by The Moody Foundation.
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