Route 66 Art Exhibit/Book Tour 

Dynamite Museum Coloring Book Tour and Art Exhibit Along U.S. Route 66: A Tale of Two Roads.

 

Amarillo, TX - May 2024 - Clinton Prints is thrilled to announce its upcoming Dynamite Museum book tour and art exhibit, set to ignite along the iconic Route 66 from Amarillo, Texas to Springfield, Missouri. The author's latest art/coffee table/flip book, the Dynamite Museum Coloring Book, honors the Dynamite Museum.  The Dynamite Museum is not an actual museum; it's an art collective that created the largest outdoor art display in the world and located primarily in the Texas Panhandle city of Amarillo.  Discarded road signs were re-purposed by a group of street artists circa 1990s to display humorous or thought-provoking messages and art all over the city, mostly in residential yards. 


The collective is not without controversy; Stanley Marsh 3, the primary patron of the project, was indicted on sexual abuse charges shortly before his death in 2014. A member of the Dynamite Museum art collective, Brian Deneke, was murdered in 1997 in a gruesome affair captured in the film "Bomb City". Nonetheless, this unprecedented event will celebrate Amarillo's outdoor art scene by paying tribute to the Dynamite Museum artists and their work.

 

The art display will feature photographs and information about the Dynamite Museum signs specifically on locations along Route 66.  In Amarillo, there are two Route 66 routes. One is known as "Historic Route 66" and hosts an eclectic mix of bars, galleries, shops, and restaurants on 6th street. Due to traffic congestion through downtown, a second route 66 was established mid-century; the "Route 66 Bypass" runs primarily along Amarillo Boulevard.  "Pearl the Wonder Dog" is a great example of the Dynamite Museum art located on the bypass at the southeast corner of Hughes and W Amarillo Boulevard.  There is also a Dynamite Museum sign on the historic route.

 

The book tour will be the official launch of the Dynamite Museum Coloring Book, an art/coffee table/flip book that has received rave responses pre-launch for the witty humor and eye-catching graphics.  The Dynamite Museum is a perfect gift for yourself, humor fans, coloring book fans, and gives history and art lovers a fresh perspective on the iconic landmark artwork.  The Dynamite Museum truly is one of the hidden gems that define the Route 66 experience.  A  companion art exhibit in the spirit of the Dynamite Museum titled Analog Lil Dogies is currently being installed in various cities along the tour route.

 


Starting June 1st, 2024, the Dynamite Museum Coloring Book book tour and art exhibit will make stops in but not limited to Amarillo, TX; Oklahoma City, OK; Tulsa, OK; Joplin, MO; and Springfield, MO. 


TOUR DATES AND LOCATIONS TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON!