National Gallery of Art
Art Everywhere US
Excerpt from National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.:
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New York, NY—With the push of a button this morning, digital billboards across New Yorks Times Square began to display images of 58 classic and contemporary works of American art, officially marking the start of Art Everywhere US. From now through August 31, as many as 70,000 digital and static displays in all 50 states and the District of Columbia—billboards on city streets and rural highways, displays on bus shelters and subway platforms, dioramas in airports, videos in health clubs, trailers in movie theaters and more—will present the largest outdoor art show ever conceived, as a nationwide celebration of Americas artistic heritage.
The 58 images, which span 230 years of American art, are drawn from the collections of five major museums across the country—the Art Institute of Chicago the Dallas Museum of Art the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. The museums have collaborated with the Outdoor Advertising Association of America (OAAA) and its members to present Art Everywhere US with the co-operation of artists, estates, foundations, and rights agencies.
The choice of artworks was informed by a public vote on www.ArtEverywhereUS.org, which now functions as an interactive art gallery. Visitors to the site may retrieve information about the selected works, read about the story of art in the United States, see which works are on advertising displays in their vicinity, and find the locations of specific works around the United States.
Continued, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.