On the Road examines the significance of something most Texans can relate to: A good old-fashioned road trip. While the exhibition is based on what many of us remember seeing through the backseat window of our parents’ Pontiac station wagon, Artpace is treating us to what the view looked like to greats like John Baldessari, Walker Evans, Robert Flick, Stephen Shore, Ant Farm, Robert Adams, Mary Heilmann, Roger Kuntz, Danny Lyon, Catherine Opie, Allen Ruppersberg, Ed Ruscha, Alexis Smith, and Andy Warhol. Focusing on Texas, Arizona, and New Mexico, On the Road lifts its name from Jack Kerouac’s Beat Generation novel, but also takes cues from Simone de Beauvoir’s America Day by Day, John Steinbeck’s Travels with Charley: In Search of America, and William Least Heat-Moon’s Blue Highways. Can’t make the opening? Have no fear, On the Road continues through September 5. Free, Artpace, 445 N. Main, (210) 212-4900, artpace.org.
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