Detroit museum's upcoming photo exhibit looks at road trips

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Posted: Apr 13, 2016 8:31 AM

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Institute of Arts is taking a look at road trips with an upcoming exhibition.

The museum says "The Open Road: Photography and the American Road Trip" will be on view June 17 through Sept. 11. It's to feature more than 70 photographs by 19 people, including ones from Robert Frank's 1950s book "The Americans," contemporary artists and others.

The museum's director Salvador Salort-Pons says in statement that the tradition of road trips "can clearly reveal what is unique about this country's culture."

A book titled "The Open Road: Photography and the American Road Trip" accompanies the exhibition.

The museum also will be hosting a photo contest on Instagram and creating a summer road trip playlist on Spotify to accompany the exhibition.

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