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Autry Museum showcases the history and legacy of Route 66




Road sign, “66,” circa 1960s. Collection of Steve Rider
Road sign, “66,” circa 1960s. Collection of Steve Rider
Road sign, “66,” circa 1960s. Collection of Steve Rider
Ed Ruscha, Dixie, Lupton, Arizona, 1962 (printed 2013).
Loan courtesy of the artist
Road sign, “66,” circa 1960s. Collection of Steve Rider
Arthur Rothstein, Landscape with House, 1936, gelatin silver print.
Courtesy of The J. Paul Getty Museum
Road sign, “66,” circa 1960s. Collection of Steve Rider
Jackson Pollock, Going West, circa 1934–35, oil on fiberboard. Gift of Thomas Hart Benton.
Smithsonian American Art Museum
Road sign, “66,” circa 1960s. Collection of Steve Rider
“Western Motel” neon sign, circa 1950. Collection of the Museum of Neon Art.
Courtesy of Museum of Neon Art
Road sign, “66,” circa 1960s. Collection of Steve Rider
A road marking of the historic Route 66 sign is seen painted on the street of the town of Kingman, on October 31, 2010.
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There is no road in America quite like Route 66. The highway winds its way from Chicago to Los Angeles and captures an iconic piece of American history.

A new exhibit at The Autry museum, “Route 66: The Road and Romance,” explores the rise and fall of Route 66 and its powerful symbolism in American identity.

The exhibit opens on Sunday, June 8 and will run through January 4, 2015. Larry joins The Autry museum curator, Jeffrey Richardson with a preview of the show.

Guest:

Jeffrey Richardson, museum curator, The Autry

Ben Fitzsimmons, Senior Manager, Programs and Public Events at Autry National Center