Art Everywhere hits Times Square

UnknownCome see great works of American art on digital billboards in Times Square as Art Everywhere US, a nationwide celebration of America’s artistic legacy, is launched on August 4.

The largest outdoor art exhibition ever conceived, 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. A total of 58 artworks from the five participating museums, curated with the help of the American public, will pop up through the month of August on as many as 50,000 displays nationwide, including static and digital billboards, subway platforms and trains, buses and bus shelters.

Image credit: Art Everywhere US Times Square rendering, featuring Andy Warhol’s Campbell’s Soup Can (1964, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Gift of Robert H. Halff through the Modern and Contemporary Art Council, © 2014 Andy Warhol Foundation / ARS, NY / TM Licensed by Campbell’s Soup Co. All rights reserved.) and George Tooker’s The Subway (1950, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, © George Tooker, courtesy of DC Moore Gallery, NY).