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Five museums to feature iconic American artwork on billboards in August

Nighthawks - Edward Hopper
Nighthawks - Edward Hopper
Art Everywhere US via Pinterest - Art Institute of Chicago

Five American museums are inviting the public to vote for their favorite American works of art, to be featured in August as part of “the largest outdoor art show ever conceived”.

American Gothic by Grant Wood
Art Institute of Chicago - Wikipedia - Nov. 17, 2012

In a collaboration with the Outdoor Advertising Association of America, the Art Institute of Chicago, National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C, Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Dallas Museum of Art are hosting the Art Everywhere U.S. campaign, in an effort to celebrate many of America’s most iconic works of art.

The museums selected 100 American artworks and are inviting the public to vote for their favorites through the Art Everywhere US website, with the top 50 to be publicly displayed in Times Square, Hollywood’s Sunset Boulevard, Route 66 and on approximately 50,000 billboards, bus stops, subway stations and other signs nationwide in August.

Among the nominees are some of the world’s most recognized works of art, including Gilbert Stuart’s portrait of "George Washington", Grant Wood’s "American Gothic", Georgia O'Keefe's "Horse's Skull with Pink Rose", Edward Hopper’s "Nighthawks" and Andy Warhol’s "Campbell Soup Can". Other prominent artists whose work are among the 100 selections are Imogen Cunningham, Willem de Kooning, Roy Lichenstein, Jackson Pollock, James McNeil Whistler and Frank Lloyd Wright.

The public can select up to 10 of their favorite pieces of art daily through May 7. After the votes have been tallied, the 50 masterworks will be announced and the public will be able to enjoy the free open art galleries beginning August 4, then continuing on for four consecutive weeks.

The public is also invited to post their selections and comments via social media, with official Art Everywhere U.S. sites on Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook and Twitter, using the hashtag #ArtEverywhereUS. After the displays go up in August, users can also access additional information on the artwork via the augmented reality advertising app, Blippar.

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