People throughout the United States have voted for the works of American art they most want to see installed in Art Everywhere US, the initiative that will transform billboards, bus shelters, subway platforms and more into a free, open-air art gallery across the country.
A nationwide celebration of America’s artistic legacy, Art Everywhere US will begin on August 4, 2014, with a launch event in New York’s Times Square, where digital billboards will display all 58 of the selected artworks. For the subsequent four weeks, through August 31, Art Everywhere US will be installed on as many as 50,000 displays, both static and digital, in all 50 states.
The full list of 58 selected artworks will be officially presented to civic leaders at an event on Saturday, June 21, in Dallas, at the annual meeting of the United States Conference of Mayors.
“The Whitney Museum is one of New York City’s preeminent cultural institutions and its collection has played a key role in expanding recognition of the quality and diversity of American art around the world,” said New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio. “I join my counterparts in cities across the US in applauding this unique partnership that will allow these great works of art to reach an even broader audience in public spaces across the country.”
Art Everywhere US is organized through a collaboration among five major museums—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—and the Outdoor Advertising Association of America (OAAA) and its members, with the co-operation of artists, estates, foundations and rights agencies.
View the eleven works selected from the Whitney’s collection below.