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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, 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

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