Private Art Turned Public
Art Everywhere US divulges list of famous paintings going public in Dallas and beyond
Art Everywhere US, the public art project involving the Dallas Museum of Art, has announced the list of artworks going on display on billboards, busses, subway platforms, airport dioramas and movie theaters in August.
The public whittled down the list from 100 to 58 works, including at least 10 each from the DMA; Art Institute of Chicago; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.; and the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York.
The DMA ended up with the fewest number of artworks with 10, including Edward Hicks' The Peaceable Kingdom, John Singer Sargent's Dorothy, Emil J. Bisttram's Pueblo Woman and James Rosenquist's Paper Clip.
Notable works from other museums include Grant Wood's American Gothic, Edward Hopper's Nighthawks and Andy Warhol's Campbell’s Soup Can.
The full list will be unveiled officially in Dallas on June 21 as part of the United States Conference of Mayors that is currently in town.
Art Everywhere US kicks off August 4 with an event in New York's Times Square, and the 58 artworks will subsequently be put on as many as 50,000 traditional advertising displays spread through all 50 states. The exhibition lasts until August 31.
Also, certain street-level displays, such as bus shelters, will utilize interactive image recognition technology, allowing smartphone users to get in-depth information about the art by scanning the display with the Blippar app.
If you want to know what art is located near you or where your favorite piece will be anywhere in the country, go to ArtEverywhereUS.org.