“Art Everywhere” went live today

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Today, 50,000 digital and static displays of American art pieces were unveiled in 50 states of the US — 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— officially marking the start of Art Everywhere US.

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.

Image: Art Everywhere US Times Square rendering, featuring Chuck Close’s Phil (1969, Whitney Museum of AmericanArt, New York, © Chuck Close) and Edward Hopper’s Nighthawks (1942, The Art Institute of Chicago, Friends of American Art Collection)