Life is a Highway: American Car Culture

Life is a Highway: Art and American Car Culture Beginning June 15 | Canaday Gallery

The first large-scale domestic exhibition to provide a historical overview of this topic with an emphasis upon the Midwest, Life is a Highway will bring together a diverse selection of artists to showcase the automobileís reshaping of the 20th-century American landscape and cultural attitudes of self-expression. Featuring more than 100 works from the Toledo Museum of Artís own collection and both private and public loans, this exhibition will chart the rise of automobility as a visual icon of American identity. With works spanning from early depictions through the Pop Artistsí portrayal of the automobileís impact upon consumer culture to the present, the carís image as a symbol of newness, freedom and independence, mobility, and renewal will be explored. Organized through four themes that call attention to the social, aesthetic, environmental, and industrial dimensions of its legacy, this exhibition will include a range of visual media.

Life Is a Highway: Art and American Car Culture Catalog
Jack Schmidt- Glass Jeep
Marquis Inspired Pocket Square
Richard Marquis Land Speed Assault 07-8 #1758  Inspired Scarf
Hans Ruebel Wrench Knives
Life is a Highway T-Shirt
Autophoto: Cars and Photgraphy
20th Century Classic Cars
John Baeder's Road Well Taken
The Open Road: Photography and the American Roadtrip
Cars: A Complete History
All About: Cars
Damsels in Design
Lowrider Coloring Book
TMA Jeep Keychain
Drifter 978
Drifter Sahara
Pink Flowmingo
Blackjack Racer
Purple Plum Racer. Plum50
Ace Racer
Long Horn Green
Pioneer Aspen
Outlaw Bad Emergency
Ghost Racer
Whacky Wheels Kit
Yellow Green Racer- Stinger
Legend Racer
Baby Car
42 Piece Magnetic Wooden Block Set
Woodie Wagon Wooden Car
Rachael Chappuies- One Headlight
Rachael Chappuies- Open Road
Rachael Chappuies- Tailing Behind
Life is a Highway Land Speed Magnet
Zecar Flywheel Car
Orbitkey- Leather Key Organizer
Orbitkey- Key Organizer Leather
Orbitkey- Canvas Key Organizer
TMA Reflective Sticker Set
Scott Horn #383
Scott Horn #930
Scott Horn #925
Scott Horn #926
Remote-Control Machines: Custom Cars
Proptractor DIY Kit
Bronse Screw Head Studs
Silver Screw Head Studs
Bronze Screw Circle Studs
Bronze Screw Hoops
MTA Hair Clip