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Photo exhibit explores the American highway

On display as part of the Phoenix Art Museum’s “Longer Ways to Go” photo exhibit is Roger Minick’s Airstream at Monument Valley, Arizona, 1979, courtesy of the Collection Center for Creative Photography (submitted photo).

If you enjoy photography and road trips, the Phoenix Art Museum has just the exhibit for you. “Longer Ways to Go,” which opened in April, explores the symbiotic relationship between photography and the folklore of the American highway, including the emblematic Route 66.

The exhibition is the most recent collaboration between the museum and the University of Arizona’s Center for Creative Photography (CCP), and includes more than 80 works from the CCP’s collection. “Longer Ways” juxtaposes photographs from different eras, exploring themes related to travel, ideals of small-town life, the national heritage of westward expansion and personal freedom.

The exhibition will be on view in the Norton Family Photography Gallery through Oct. 15 and is included with regular museum admission. The exhibition is free of charge to the public during free access times: every Wednesday evening from 3-9 p.m., the first Friday of each month from 6-10 p.m., and the second weekend of each month when general admission is free Saturday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday, noon-5 p.m.

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