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June 20, 2014

Artworks chosen to be displayed across US

Online voters have chosen dozens of works of art to appear on billboards and signs in cities across the U.S. later this summer.

Online voters have chosen dozens of works of art to appear on billboards and signs in cities across the U.S. later this summer.

The 58 works picked were announced Friday. The works will begin appearing Aug. 4 in as many as 50,000 displays in all 50 states as part of the “Art Everywhere” initiative organized by five U.S. museums.

The works range from a John Singer Sargent portrait of a child to Andy Warhol’s painting of a Campbell’s Soup can. Edward Hopper’s Nighthawks showing three customers at a late-night diner got the most votes.

Organizers are calling the displays a nationwide celebration of America’s artistic legacy. The displays will begin with a launch event in New York’s Times Square, where digital billboards will display all 58 of the selected artworks.

For the rest of August, the art works will be installed on as many as 50,000 displays in all 50 states, utilizing billboards, bus shelters, subway platforms, airport dioramas, movie theaters and more.

Art Institute of Chicago, Dallas Museum of Art, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, National Gallery of Art and Whitney Museum of American Art in New York organized the initiative.

Information: www.arteverywhereus.org

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