Art Campaign Brings Famous American Art to the Streets

Photo via Facebook ("Art Everywhere US").

Images of Charles Burchfield’s “Noontide In Late May,” top, and Chuck Close’s “Phil” replace regular advertisements in New York’s Times Square, as a part of the national launch of the “Art Everywhere US” campaign. Photo via Facebook (“Art Everywhere US“).

“Art Everywhere US,” a campaign that exhibits images of great American art in public spaces, launched on Aug. 4 in New York’s Times Square. The campaign will display 58 classic and contemporary works of American art on 50,000 display sites nationally through Aug. 31.

The project, inspired by Richard Reed’s “Art Everwhere UK,” is a collaboration between the Outdoor Advertising Association of America and five museums — New York’s Whitney Museum, the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., the Art Institute of Chicago, the Dallas Museum of Art, and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. The pieces, which include Andy Warhol’s “Campbell’s Soup Can” and Gilbert Stuart’s portrait of George Washington, are displayed publically on print and digital billboards, telephone kiosks, subways, movie screens, newsstands, bus advertisements, and bus shelters. A gallery of the artworks and an interactive map of their specific display locations can be viewed on the “Art Everywhere US” website. Smartphone users can access educational information about the artist, the artwork, and its history by scanning the pieces they come across. Sounds like the makings of an interesting scavenger hunt to us.

Check out the art, through a video, after the jump…

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