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There is an overwhelming collection of art on line to enjoy at www.arteverywhereUS.org . Art can inspire us, define us, move us.  And now we even have a chance to choose which  reproductions of the country's greatest American art will be displayed coast to coast.

Think about it.

What art do you want your fellow citizens and others in the US to see?

The Art Everywhere US campaign is a public celebration of great American art exhibited on thousands of out of home (OOH) advertising displays across America. OOH advertising displays include billboards, bus shelters, subway posters, and much more.

Cherished American artworks will be seen by millions of people every day when they are commuting to work, taking the kids to school, hailing a taxi, shopping in a mall, catching a bus or pursuing other routine activities. The movement for art to be seen through outdoor displays is inspired by Art Everywhere founder, Richard Reed.

Five of American’s leading art museums have selected 100 works of art that represent American history and culture. We are asking the public to select which works they want to see across America.

I wish I could embed some of the wonderful work., but I'm not sure of the permissions.  I've already voted and chose Winslow Homer's The Cotton Pickers, Edward Hopper's The Nighthawks, Henry Inman's No-Tin, and seven others for today.  There are the famous portraits of Frederick Douglas and George Washington next to abstract art and a lot more.  You can see these great works easily and even vote when you go here.
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  •  Tip Jar (4+ / 0-)

    I'm not liberal. I'm actually just anti-evil, OK? - Elon James White

    by Satya1 on Mon Apr 07, 2014 at 03:04:00 PM PDT

  •  rapid city's art alley (2+ / 0-)
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    is one of my favorite places for public art.

    The cold passion for truth hunts in no pack. -Robinson Jeffers

    by Laurence Lewis on Mon Apr 07, 2014 at 03:20:21 PM PDT

  •  Thanks for this (0+ / 0-)

    As a matter of course, if the art museum owns the image (and I know the works from the Art Institute of Chicago [Nighthawks and American Gothic] are owned by the museum) you can photograph it and you can have fair use of it. I'm pretty sure you can embed anything that we're being allowed to vote on.

    Seneca Falls, Selma, Stonewall

    by Dave in Northridge on Mon Apr 07, 2014 at 03:54:21 PM PDT

  •  And even a nod to the pooties (1+ / 0-)
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    For instance, the DMA has in its collection a quilt “that we certainly wouldn’t consider one of our great works,” he says with a laugh, “but it’s fascinating as a piece of Americana. What I tried to do is make sure there was some whimsy in the selections, besides those of iconic status.”
    The National Gallery of Art submitted a painting of — cats. “I teased them,” Anderson says. “I said, ‘This is like YouTube.’ Everybody loves cats. Will it get a lot of votes? Absolutely, it’s charming. And, yes, it also fits the narrative of American art.”
    http://www.dallasnews.com/...

    “Texas is a so-called red state, but you’ve got 10 million Democrats here in Texas. And …, there are a whole lot of people here in Texas who need us, and who need us to fight for them.” President Obama

    by Catte Nappe on Mon Apr 07, 2014 at 04:16:10 PM PDT

    •  Love the pooties (1+ / 0-)
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      Did I see Andy Warhol's can of soup on the list?  I'm thinking that I might give that a pass.  He made his point as far as I understand at the time and as he is credited with originating the expression about 15 minutes of fame, I'm thinking maybe his 15 minutes are up.

      I'm not liberal. I'm actually just anti-evil, OK? - Elon James White

      by Satya1 on Mon Apr 07, 2014 at 04:59:53 PM PDT

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      •  Yeah, the soup can is there (1+ / 0-)
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        And it is an artifact of a sort of Americana. But I gave it a pass, too. Too many other great images to vote for.

        “Texas is a so-called red state, but you’ve got 10 million Democrats here in Texas. And …, there are a whole lot of people here in Texas who need us, and who need us to fight for them.” President Obama

        by Catte Nappe on Mon Apr 07, 2014 at 05:55:56 PM PDT

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  •  Vote early, vote often (2+ / 0-)
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    Apparently every registered voter gets 10 votes per day until the voting wraps up on May 7. I saw some I'd like to vote on in coming days - and others I will vote on repeatedly.

    “Texas is a so-called red state, but you’ve got 10 million Democrats here in Texas. And …, there are a whole lot of people here in Texas who need us, and who need us to fight for them.” President Obama

    by Catte Nappe on Mon Apr 07, 2014 at 04:37:49 PM PDT

  •  This kind of art (0+ / 0-)

    Its all over Chile  but especially in Valparaiso
    why can't we have nice things like that? Probably too much thug and  not enough soul in American culture

    Happy just to be alive

    by exlrrp on Mon Apr 07, 2014 at 06:10:17 PM PDT

  •  One of these days (0+ / 0-)

    I'm going to do an Art in Public Places diary featuring some of the art around this area. Some of the more creative installs are at local light rail and train stations; there are some very interesting sculptures at the Millbrae BART station, for example, and San Francisco MUNI has poetry embedded in the pavement at some of their above ground stops in the SOMA (South of Market) area. (Maybe I'll start on that project tomorrow; Mr. Scribe wants to go up and knothole some of the SF Giants home opener, and I was going to take my camera for photography.)

    There's only one rule that I know of, babies -- goddammit, you've got to be kind. -- Kurt Vonnegut

    by Cali Scribe on Mon Apr 07, 2014 at 06:46:56 PM PDT

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