Five leading US museums have collaborated in a joint effort to share great American art with the American people.
The first of its kind in the US, Art Everywhere US consists of 100 artworks – 20 from each museum - that reflects the history of the United States, from before the Revolutionary War to today.
Art Everywhere US provides everyday encounters with incredible, visionary pieces that reflects the true essence of the United States - its people, culture, and history.
An array of art styles and aesthetics, 50 pieces were selected to be reprinted tens of thousands of times, and posted in public spaces across the nation – on billboards, transit hubs, and other advertising channels. It encourages us to nurture creativity in our daily lives.
There are many pieces of this collection scattered around Portland. Check them out on Art Everywhere US’ website for a map of locations and more information.
Also, visit out our own great local museum - the Portland Art Museum - to see beautiful works of art from the United States and around the world.
Watson and the Shark, 1778
John Singleton Copley
Photo courtesy of the National Gallery of Art.