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Lamar Advertising Company Brings Famous American Artworks to Cedar Rapids for Art Everywhere US Campaign

Baton Rouge, LA – August 18, 2014 – Commuters and residents in Cedar Rapids will be part of a national celebration of great American art in August.

The national show is called Art Everywhere US, which will display 58 American artworks on donated space on billboards, bus shelters, and buses and in airports, malls, and movie theaters. The artwork can be seen coast-to-coast on 50,000 public locations nationwide through August 31, 2014.

Lamar Advertising Company donated space on 13 bulletin and poster billboard structures in Cedar Rapids. Selected artwork includes Jasper Francis Cropsey’s “Autumn on the Hudson” (1860), Fitz Henry Lane’s “Boston Harbor, Sunset” (1850), Winslow Homer’s ”Breezing Up (A Fair Wind)” (1873-76), Edward Hopper’s ”Early Sunday Morning” (1930), Willem de Kooning’s ”Excavation” (1950), Martin Johnson Heade’s ”Giant Magnolias on a Blue Velvet Cloth” (1890), Thomas Moran’s ”Green River Cliffs, Wyoming” (1881), Edward Ruscha’s ”Hollywood” (1968), Thomas Hart Benton’s ”Poker Night (from A Streetcar Named Desire) ” (1948), and John Singleton Copley’s ”Watson and the Shark” (1778).

Lamar Advertising Billboard Cedar Rapids Art Everywhere US Campaign
Martin Johnson Heade’s ”Giant Magnolias on a Blue Velvet Cloth” running on billboard space donated by Lamar Advertising Company.

Art Everywhere US is a collaboration between leading American museums and the Outdoor Advertising Association of America (OAAA).

Earlier this year, five museums* identified 100 pieces of great American art (paintings and photography). This portfolio was submitted for online public voting in the spring, cutting the list by half.  Museum directors added eight artworks to round out the show, which reflects the history of America from the Revolutionary era to modern times.

A complete listing appears on the website of Art Everywhere US at arteverywhereus.org

*Museums Participating in Art Everywhere US:

Art Institute of Chicago, Dallas Museum of Art, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, National Gallery of Art, and Whitney Museum of American Art

For more information:

Brenda Truelsen
Sales Manager
Lamar Advertising of Cedar Rapids
(319) 393-5802
btruelsen@lamar.com

About Lamar Advertising Company
Lamar Advertising Company is the nation’s leading outdoor advertising firm.  Lamar offers solutions for clients in the form of bulletins, posters, digital billboards, buses, benches, transit shelters and highway logo signs.  Founded in 1902, Baton Rouge-based Lamar has a broad corporate reach with over 200 locations across the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico specializing in outdoor and transit advertising.  In addition, Lamar has 22 locations devoted to the highway logo sign business. This network provides clients with local market insight, as well as the services provided by a firm on a national scale. We have a lot to offer, but it all serves one purpose: helping our clients stand out. Please feel free to explore our website www.lamar.com for additional information.

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