The Autry National Center remains one of LA’s most enjoyable museum experiences. Free parking, reasonable admission rates, proximity to Griffith Park and a regular cycling of exhibits help make it a perfect place to take the kid(s) on a Sunday afternoon.
Even more so next May, when a show about Route 66 is scheduled to open. The exhibit is being curated by veteran LA reporter Jim Farber, who writes for The Daily Breeze, The Daily News, creators.com and the Los Angeles Newspaper Syndicate. In a recent interview with shalomlife.com, Farber teased some of the featured attractions:
“We’ve got the original handwritten manuscript of The Grapes of Wrath, the actual sign from the El Vado Motel in Albuquerque, a 1960 Corvette that mirrors the one from the TV series, paintings by Thomas Hart Benton and photographs by Dorothea Lange.”
“Disney Pixar will have a major exhibit from Cars Land and the movie Cars. Google Street View will have an interactive 360 degree view that will let the viewer to stop and take a look around anywhere they choose on the drive from Chicago to Los Angeles.”
The shalomlife.com interview took place in Farber’s LA backyard, located just a few blocks from Route 66. Following the Autry run, Farber says plans are underway to take the show to destinations such as Oakland, Albuquerque, St. Louis and Tulsa. Read the full article here.