Even before the publication of Jack Kerouac’s and John Steinbeck’s iconic travel novels, the Great American Road Trip was a romanticized idea of traversing America’s vast territory. This exhibition includes prints from some of the most prominent artists of the 20th century. These images show America’s diverse landscapes, from bustling coastal cities to interior mountain ranges. Visitors will follow artists on a cross-country journey of “America the Beautiful.”
This exhibition is part of the CU Art Museum’s Polly and Mark Addison Outreach Exhibition Program, through which the museum works with Colorado cultural institutions to tour art exhibitions curated from works of art Polly and Mark Addison donated to the museum. The Outreach Exhibition Program is supported by the Office of the Chancellor.
Cost: $0 to Colorado cultural institutions. As part of the qualification process, all institutions interested in this exhibition will need to provide CUAM with a facilities report.
Shipping: Costs for packing and round-trip shipping covered by the CU Art Museum.
Space required: 70 linear feet
Didactics: Didactics provided include: 11 artwork labels with biographical and historical context; a large panel of introductory interpretive text.
Featured artists: Tim Davis, Richard Estes, Rafael Ferrer, Red Grooms, Robert Indiana, Yvonne Jacquette, Frank Mechau, Ken Price, Meridel Rubenstein, Ed Ruscha, David Saunders, Fritz Scholder, John P. Shaw, H.C. Westermann, Theo Wujcik and Joe Zucker.
Dates: Available beginning fall 2019.
If you are interested in this exhibition, please contact Maggie Mazzullo for more information.