Art Everywhere: A Very Very Big Art Show

Throughout August, American art from five leading museums is on display outdoors in all 50 states in 50,000 locations. Billboards on city streets and rural highways, displays on bus shelters and subway platforms, dioramas in airports, videos in health clubs, trailers in movie theaters—all comprise the largest outdoor art show ever conceived and a nationwide celebration of America’s artistic heritage.

Fifty-eight different images spanning 230 years of American art history, are drawn from the collections of five major museums across the country—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 City. The museums have collaborated with the Outdoor Advertising Association of America (OAAA) and its members to present Art Everywhere US with the co-operation of artists, estates, foundations, and rights agencies.

The National Gallery of Art is represented by 14 works, the most of any museum in the group. The selection of art was informed by a public vote in April 2014 on www.ArtEverywhereUS.org, which now functions as an interactive art gallery. Visitors to the site may retrieve information about the selected works, read about the story of art in the United States, see which images are on advertising displays in their vicinity, and find the locations of specific works around the United States. To learn more about the 58 works from five museums, visit www.ArtEverywhereUS.org.

Roy Lichtenstein's Look Mickey is on a world tour! However, 13 of the original works are on view at the National Gallery of Art, West Building. They include...

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    Charles Sheeler, American, 1883 - 1965Classic Landscape, 1931oil on canvas
    National Gallery of Art, Washington, Collection of Barney A. Ebsworth, 2000.39.2

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    William Michael Harnett, American, 1848 - 1892The Old Violin, 1886oil on canvas
    National Gallery of Art, Washington, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Mellon Scaife in honor of Paul Mellon , 1993.15.1

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    Winslow Homer, American, 1836 - 1910Breezing Up (A Fair Wind), 1873-1876oil on canvas
    National Gallery of Art, Washington,Gift of the W. L. and May T. Mellon Foundation, 1943.13.1

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    Mary Cassatt, American, 1844 - 1926The Boating Party, 1893/1894oil on canvas
    National Gallery of Art, Washington, Chester Dale Collection, 1963.10.94

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    John Singleton Copley, American, 1738 - 1815Watson and the Shark, 1778oil on canvas
    National Gallery of Art, Washington, Ferdinand Lammot Belin Fund, 1963.6.1

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    Thomas Moran, American, 1837 - 1926Green River Cliffs, Wyoming, 1881oil on canvas
    National Gallery of Art, Washington, Gift of the Milligan and Thomson Families, 2011.2.1

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    James McNeill Whistler, American, 1834 - 1903Symphony in White, No. 1: The White Girl, 1862oil on canvas
    National Gallery of Art, Washington, Harris Whittemore Collection, 1943.6.2

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    Roy Lichtenstein, American, 1923 - 1997Look Mickey, 1961oil on canvas
    National Gallery of Art, Washington, Gift of Roy and Dorothy Lichtenstein in Honor of the 50th Anniversary of the National Gallery of Art, 1990.41.1
    © Board of Trustees, National Gallery of Art

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    Thomas Eakins, American, 1844 - 1916The Biglin Brothers Racing, 1872oil on canvas
    National Gallery of Art, Washington, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius Vanderbilt Whitney, 1953.7.1

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    Childe Hassam, American, 1859 - 1935Allies Day, May 1917, 1917oil on canvas
    National Gallery of Art, Washington, Gift of Ethelyn McKinney in memory of her brother, Glenn Ford McKinney, 1943.9.1

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    Gilbert Stuart, American, 1755 - 1828George Washington, c. 1821oil on wood
    National Gallery of Art, Washington, Gift of Thomas Jefferson Coolidge IV in memory of his great-grandfather, Thomas Jefferson Coolidge, his grandfather, Thomas Jefferson Coolidge II, and his father, Thomas Jefferson Coolidge III, 1979.5.1

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    Martin Johnson Heade, American, 1819 - 1904Giant Magnolias on a Blue Velvet Cloth, c. 1890oil on canvas
    National Gallery of Art, Washington, Gift of The Circle of the National Gallery of Art in Commemoration of its 10th Anniversary, 1996.14.1

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    John Singer Sargent, American, 1856 - 1925Nonchaloir (Repose), 1911oil on canvas
    National Gallery of Art, Washington, Gift of Curt H. Reisinger, 1948.16.

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    Jasper Francis Cropsey, American, 1823 - 1900Autumn - On the Hudson River, 1860oil on canvas
    National Gallery of Art, Washington, Gift of the Avalon Foundation, 1963.9.1

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Art Everywhere US is organized by the Outdoor Advertising Association of America.

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