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Milwaukee and Marquette University have a very busy summer schedule and to accommodate city and campus events, the Haggerty Museum of Art will be closed on the following dates:
– Saturday, June 29 – Sunday, July 7: Closed for Marquette University’s Gift of Time
– Sunday, July 14 – Sunday, July 21: Closed for the Republican National Convention

Drawn from the permanent collection of the Haggerty Museum of Art, “Road Trip!” presents images from the 1960s-2000s that engage with the tradition of the photographic road trip. Beginning with Walker Evans’ “American Photographs” (1938) and Robert Frank’s “The Americans” (1958), road trips have long fueled photographers’ fascination with the American vernacular and social landscape. Focusing on the half-century following the publication of “The Americans”, the exhibition features the portfolio “American Roads” (1981), part of a recent gift of over 150 photographs donated by Richard D. and Kandace A. Riebel. The portfolio brings together work by twenty photographers who variously capture the absurdity, banality, beauty, and horror encountered on the road. Also on view are works by Joel Sternfeld, Stephen Shore and Alec Soth, photographers known for traveling throughout the United States and chronicling the people, places, and sites along the way.

“Road Trip!” was curated by Amanda H. Brown, Collections Manager and Registrar for the Haggerty Museum of Art.

Image: Ken Brown (American, b. 1944), “Pink Trailer Tilt”, 1976, from the American Roads portfolio. Chromogenic color print, 11 x 14 in. 2020.76.4. Gift of Richard D. and Kandace A. Riebel. Collection of the Haggerty Museum of Art, Marquette University

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