The Getty Research Institute‘s inaugural digital exhibition, The Legacy of Ancient Palmyra, was developed “as a tribute to Palmyra” with images by traveling artists and explorers who documented the site in former states of preservation. “Their works contribute to Palmyra’s legacy, one that goes far beyond the stones of its once great buildings.”
There are numerous additional resources to explore, including a Facebook Live behind-the-scenes perspective event with The Legacy of Ancient Palmyra co-curator Peter Louis Bonfitto and web designers Masato Nakada and Karen To Nakada as they discuss the challenges and insights that came with the creation of the GRI’s first online exhibition on Tuesday, March 14, from 9:00-9:15 am.
Performance at Tate: Into the Space of Art “explores the history of performance art at Tate from the 1960s to 2016. Arising from a two-year research project, this major online publication offers a new appraisal of the place of performance art and performativity in the museum through essays and case studies on individual artworks and events. It also publishes for the first time audio, films and videos, photographs, museum documents and reviews drawn from Tate’s Archive, showing the richness and depth of the gallery’s engagement with performance.”
Mark your calendars for the 22nd edition of the LA Art Show: Modern | Contemporary, which will be held January 11-15, 2017 in the West Hall of the LA Convention Center. This ever-evolving art fair will feature innovative galleries, lectures, and artist performances that showcase premier Modern and Contemporary work.
From The Artstor Blog archive:
If you read a review or article about an interesting museum exhibition you missed you can usually find images of the featured artworks. But have you ever wondered how the works were presented, where they were placed? Which pieces were shown together, and in what order?
Exhibition design is central in museology, also known as museum studies, which asks how to present exhibitions that engage and enlighten the viewer. It’s also of interest to curators, art historians, and even artists, who often want to see what effect context has on artworks. That’s why the Artstor Digital Library offers tens of thousands of exhibition documentation images ranging from the late 19th century to the present.
Published January 8, 2016
exhibitions , Museum news
Tags: Broad, California, contemporary, exhibitions, Hammer, LACMA, MOCA, museums, SBMA
Over two dozen Southern California museums will offer free admission on Saturday, January 30. This free-for-all includes The Broad, LACMA, MoCA, and — luckily for those of us in the Santa Barbara area — the Santa Barbara Museum of Art.
If that Saturday won’t work, here’s a list of the free days many LA museums offer each month.
Published October 23, 2015
Art news , Blogs & websites , exhibitions , Image searching , Image tools , Museum news , Pedagogy
Tags: Broad, California, education, exhibitions, fun, getty, Huntington, image viewing, LACMA, MOCA, museums, open content
Culture Monster highlights innovative examples of how various museums in Los Angeles are using digital technology:
- Natural History Museum of Los Angeles: Interactive CT scans offer another way to access mummies
- Autry National Center: In the exhibition space, first-person stories of characters features in the “Civil War” exhibit play as films from user-activated “daguerreotypes” (and, not mentioned in the article but on the website, playlists offer evocative music from the era)
- Getty Museum: Pushed for global open collection content and a #GettyInspired digital initiative to encourage interactivity with museum visitors
- LACMA: Their new location-aware app is less straight didactic information and more conversational, so views spend more time with the art than their devices
- The Huntington: Seven iPads are installed in strategic spots around the galleries to offer contextual information in the historic rooms
- The Broad: The new museum’s app has Bluetooth technology to be location-aware both outside and inside the museum, and will send a push notification with invitations and contextually aware information
- MOCA: Eschewing “distracting” in-museum apps, the museum’s updated website seeks to engage viewers before and after visits
Check out a special Museums section in the New York Times for highlights on how New York museums use technology to engage visitors.
Published August 7, 2015
exhibitions , Museum news , Pedagogy
Tags: architecture, contemporary, education, exhibitions, galleries, museums, open content, technology, tools, video
The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum has released a new app for iPad, offering access to the museum’s archival publications and a new visual interface for exploring art. This is in addition to their iPhone and Android handset app that includes multi-lingual building, collection, and select exhibition guides, information on more than 1,600 works in the museum’s collection, video and audio with closed captioning, transcripts and verbal description guides for blind and low vision visitors.
The new iPad app has all these features but also introduces new features for tablets, including free access to over 100 out-of-print museum publications dating back to the 1930s, image zoom for works in the collection, a larger format for watching videos, and VoiceOver compatibility.