To enhance your visit, we provide educational guidance and resources for your use with the collection and special exhibitions, such as a guide for writing in the museum.
To view a collection of previous exhibitions, please visit our exhibitions archive.
Beginning in the 1960s, a group of artists, known as photorealists, was using
the camera as a visual aid in creating photorealistic images of scenes of
everyday America. The automobile was a recurring subject for the photorealists,
appearing in settings as diverse as urban landscapes, roadside diners, and
reflections in store windows. Together the artists represented in the
exhibition make poignant statements on the changing American culture of their
time, encouraging viewers to consider the power of the automobile in their own
lives. The exhibition includes photorealist prints from 1972 to 1980. An
exhibition handout is available for use.
Brown Study Room
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