Roadtrip! Crystal Bridges' Photo Exhibit Opens Feb. 27th

Inge Morath, Outside Memphis, Tennessee, 1960 © Inge Morath/Magnum Photo

Inge Morath, Outside Memphis, Tennessee, 1960 © Inge Morath/Magnum Photo

In other loosely car-related news, "The Open Road" opens at Crystal Bridges this weekend. The first-ever photography exhibition at Crystal Bridges features "the American roadtrip." We're excited to see how much attention the exhibit pays to the cars. Hopefully, they'll pay quite a bit.

It's going to be great chance to look back at the United States' automotive history, in general.

With gas at ~$33/barrel, it might not be a bad time to take a road trip ourselves!



From the press release:

"Come along for the ride on a visual journey across the US!

With 100+ images, The Open Road features 19 photographers on the move across America from the 1950s to today. Celebrate the great American road trip with this don’t-miss exhibition, debuting at Crystal Bridges.

The Open Road, Crystal Bridges’ first large-scale photography exhibition, presents the story of the American road as inspiration. Visit roadside motels, Mt. Rushmore, the Grand Canyon, Las Vegas, Route 66, the Pacific Coast Highway, theme parks, and everyday America. The images provide offbeat and personal reflections of the photographers’ journeys, including the people they encounter, car culture, roadside attractions, and more.

Photographers featured in the exhibition include: Robert Frank, Ed Ruscha, Garry Winogrand, Inge Morath, William Eggleston, Lee Friedlander, Joel Meyerowitz, Jacob Holdt, Stephen Shore, Bernard Plossu, Victor Burgin, Joel Sternfeld, Alec Soth, Todd Hido, Shinya Fujiwara, Ryan McGinley, Justine Kurland, and Taiyo Onorato and Nico Krebs. Together, these photographers elevate the snapshot—often taken through the window of a moving car—to a work of art.

Travel with these photographers as they discover, experience, and capture their American journeys on The Open Road."