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Albuquerque Museum Route 66 Exhibit is Outstanding
« on: June 22, 2016, 10:04:16 pm »
Route 66: Radiance, Rust, and Revival on the Mother Road

Albuquerque Museum of Art and History
We visited this exhibit while cycling Bicycle Route 65. It is the best exhibit we have seen.

May 14 - October 2, 2016. Conceived in honor of the 90th anniversary of Route 66, this exhibition celebrates the art, history and popular culture of the iconic Mother Road

Too often the history of Route 66 in Albuquerque has been overlooked, even though our city sits at the center of the Southwestern leg of the route and boasts, at 16 miles, the longest single-city urban stretch of the highway in the nation.

We are also the only place on the Mother Road where the highway crosses itself!

Indeed the very re-routing of Route 66 to the east-west alignment was a political scandal, but shaved time and miles off the odometers of road-weary travelers and their automobiles.

There will be something new to experience every week at the museum during the run of this exhibition. Family-friendly programs include a  car show, movie nights, a sock hop, outdoor concerts, and more!