Jasper Johns, Three Flags, 1958. Encaustic on canvas, 30 7/8 × 45 1/2 × 5 in. (78.4 × 115.6 × 12.7 cm). Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; 50th Anniversary Gift of the Gilman Foundation Inc., The Lauder Foundation, A. Alfred Taubman, Laura-Lee Whittier Woods, and purchase  80.32  On view Art © Jasper Johns / Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY


Jasper Johns, Three Flags, 1958. Encaustic on canvas, 30 7/8 × 45 1/2 × 5 in. (78.4 × 115.6 × 12.7 cm). Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; 50th Anniversary Gift of the Gilman Foundation Inc., The Lauder Foundation, A. Alfred Taubman, Laura-Lee Whittier Woods, and purchase 80.32 On view
Art © Jasper Johns / Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY

Museum directors across the country have joined forces for what will be the largest outdoor exhibition in history. This summer, famous works from American artists will go on display across the U.S. on 50,000 public surfaces, including billboards and bus shelters, literally covering the country in its own art history for a project called “Art Everywhere.”

The Whitney Museum, the National Gallery, the Dallas Museum, the Art Institute of Chicago, and LACMA have joined forces with the Outdoor Advertising Association of America, who has contributed $500,000 to the project.

Although the five museums have selected possible works to go on view, including Jasper JohnsThree Flags and Grant Wood‘s American Gothic, the public will get to choose what they want to see on the streets of their hometowns. Through May 7, you can vote for the works of art online. (Via Complex.com)

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