MOMA in New York has a new application for the iPhone and iPad. With the new app you will have access to the museum's extensive collection of modern and contemporary art and database plus a dictionary of art terms, calendar of exhibitions and playlists of audio tours.
I have been downloading audio tours for museum shows to my iPod for the past few years. Sotheby's even has video podcasts now of their auction results. It is great to see the visual artists take advantage of all these new media devices. I would like to see all the great private and public collections easily accessible like MOMA's. The impact of the artists' skills is often lost in a digital image but the possibility of watching a slide show with audio commentary of a newly opened exhibition half way around the world is very appealing. Of course nothing will ever take the place of seeing the work live. GL
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