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 July 6, 2015
Museum news , Pedagogy
Tags: California, education, exhibitions, galleries, getty, Hammer, image viewing, LACMA, MCASB, MOCA, SBMA, technology, tools, universities, video
The annual Next Practices in Digital and Technology from the Association of Art Museum Directors (AAMD) is available and highlights 41 examples of recent and ongoing digital initiatives designed by AAMD member museums. From social media and mobile apps, to in-gallery interpretation and behind-the-scenes collections management, Next Practices in Digital and Technology explores the ways museums are using technology to advance accessibility, scholarship, education, and audience engagement. Some of the covered topics include Multimedia, In-Gallery Interactive, Open Data, Social Media, Apps, and Access.
The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles has posted their advanced schedule for 2015-2016 exhibitions at all three MOCA venues (MOCA Grand Avenue, The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, and MOCA Pacific Design Center), including:
- When Fashion Shows The Danger Then Fashion Is The Danger. Bernhard Willhelm and Jutta Kraus. 3000. (February 7 – May 17, 2015)
- William Pope.L: Trinket (March 21 – June 28, 2015)
- Sturtevant: Double Trouble (March 21 – July 27, 2015)
- Kahlil Joseph: m.A.A.d (March 21 – July 27, 2015)
- Matthew Barney: RIVER OF FUNDAMENT (September 13, 2015 – January 2016)
- Permanent Collection (Fall 2015 – Fall 2016)
- R.H. Quaytman (Fall 2016)