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Art Everywhere: Coming to a billboard or subway platform near you
Art Everywhere: Coming to a billboard or subway platform near you

On Aug. 4, digital billboards in New York's Times Square will flash with renowned American art. It will be a brief but shining respite from the blunt force with which commercial imagery regularly bombards our psyches by means of billboards, bus shelters, subway platforms and more. The reprieve comes courtesy of Art Everywhere, a collaboration between five major U.S. museums and the Outdoor Advertising Assn. of America. The museums offered up a selection of their works for a public vote. Fifty-eight images were chosen and will be displayed in nearly 50,000 commercial locations in all 50 states, beginning Aug. 4 with Times Square and ending Aug. 31. People in the L.A. area might...

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