Thursday, May 1, 2014


Art Everywhere U.S. will make temporary use of up to 50,000 advertising displays nationwide to display American masterworks. The largely outdoor sites—which include billboards, bus shelters, trains, and buses—will feature large-scale reproductions of iconic works from the Whitney’s collection as well as selections from four other institutions: the Art Institute of Chicago, the Dallas Museum of Art, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and the National Gallery of Art. 

Of the 100 works submitted by these museums, half will be selected for display in August curated with the help of a public, online vote.

Polls are open through May 7, and the works chosen will be announced in June. Vote now!

My votes: 

Both Members of This Club, 1909
George Bellows  

Cliff Dwellers, 1913

Painting, Number 5, 1914-15
Marsden Hartley
 Whitney Museum of American Art
Allies Day, May 1917, 1917
Childe Hassam
National Gallery of Art

My Egypt, 1927
Charles Demuth
Whitney Museum of American Art 

House and Street, 1931
Stuart Davis
Whitney Museum of American Art 
Classic Landscape, 1931
Charles Sheeler
National Gallery of Art

Angel's Flight, 1931 
Millard Sheets 
Los Angeles County Museum of Art

The Brooklyn Bridge: Variation on an Old Theme, 1939 
Joseph Stella  
Whitney Museum of American Art

Nightlife, 1943
Archibald J. Motley, Jr.
© 2009 The Art Institute of Chicago 

Poker Night (from A Streetcar Named Desire), 1948
Thomas Hart Benton
Whitney Museum