4:48 PM EDT, June 20, 2014
Grant Wood’s “American Gothic” and Edward Hopper’s “Nighthawks” are among the favored Chicago artworks that will be seen on billboards and at bus stops nationwide this summer, according to results of online voting for favored American art released Friday.
The two iconic works at the Art Institute of Chicago are among 58 chosen by voters to participate in the Art Everywhere US campaign to bring American art to public spaces. The campaign, partnering major U.S. museums with the outdoor advertising industry, will see the favored works, culled from a list of 100 submitted by five museums, put on public display for most of the month of August.
Also making the cut from the AIC collection: “The Child’s Bath” by Mary Cassatt, "The Water Fan" by Winslow Homer, “The Fountain, Villa Torlonia, Frascati, Italy” by John Singer Sargent, Avery Coonley Playhouse: Triptych Window (glass) by Frank Lloyd Wright, “World’s Highest Standard of Living” (photograph) by Margaret Bourke-White, “Nightlife" by Archibald Motley, “Picture of Dorian Gray" by Ivan Albright, “Excavation” by Willem de Kooning, “Harvest Talk” by Charles White, and “Sky Above Clouds IV,” by Georgia O’Keefe.
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