The Open Road: Photography and the American Road Trip

Repeats every week every Sunday and every Tuesday and every Wednesday and every Thursday and every Friday and every Saturday until Sun Jan 07 2018.
Saturday, November 25, 2017 - 10:00am to 5:00pm

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.



Posted by Guest on Fri, 10/06/2017 - 2:48pm

Event Location

The Blanton Museum of Art
200 E Martin Luther King Jr
Austin, TX 78712
United States

Number of views


Add comment

Sorry to put you through this but we get a bunch of spam posted here. This question is for testing whether you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions. You shouldn't see these once you register on the site.