Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Fun with art

Good news for art lovers who find it difficult to get to the museum!  Seems that during August, great art will be seen on 50,000 billboards across the U.S. in a project sponsored by five top museums and funded by the Outdoor Advertising Association of America.

And here's the best part -- you get to vote on which pieces will be shown.  And even better, you get to vote every day from now till May 7.  Maybe your choices tomorrow will be different; maybe you will be motivated to go check out an unfamiliar painting on the ballot; maybe you will find that a certain painting is calling to you louder and louder every day.

The voting site isn't totally user-friendly; you have to register first, set up a password, etc. etc. etc. You get to vote for ten different paintings each day, and after you click the "vote" button for one, the rest of them are shuffled on the page.  So you have to scroll up and down many times to find your place and be sure you haven't missed any.  But what the heck, you get to be looking at art all the while.

Read about the project here.

Vote here.

Yesterday I voted for Richard Diebenkorn's Ocean Park No. 29 (1970), among others.

1 comment:

  1. We had a similar "public art" project in the UK last summer - it got some rather snarky reportage, interviews with people who hadn't noticed anything unusual on their local billboards!