“Each year, Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center brings incredible art exhibitions to Savannah, and this year is no exception! When you’re in Savannah, be sure to check out these eye-opening exhibitions.
The American Road Trip
The all-American road trip has been an enduring symbol of our country’s culture for quite some time. After World War II, when cars were widely available, photographers journeyed by car through America in order to better understand the country’s post-war culture. It was then that the theme of the American road trip began appearing in literature, music, film and especially photography.
The Open Road is the first exhibition to explore the American road trip as a genre. The exhibition showcases photographs by 19 different artists spanning from the early 1900s to present day.
The exhibition’s works are in chronological order, beginning with Robert Frank’s seminal series “The Americans” (1958), and including such renowned work as Garry Winogrand’s “1964,” Joel Sternfeld’s “American Prospects,” William Eggleston’s “Los Alamos,” and Justine Kurland’s “Highway Kind.”
This exhibition will inspire you to look at your next road trip with a newfound artistic angle. And if you happen to capture a great shot next time you’re on the open road, post it to Instagram with the hashtag #telfairopenroad for a chance to win a special prize!Art