The experience of being moved to tears by art is not entirely foreign to me. I will tell you, in all honesty, that I can feel a van Gogh in the room. His art exudes an emotional quality, at times a frenzied desperation.
Museums are increasingly trying to incorporate technology in their physical space in order to enhance visitors' experience. In this interview, Don Undeen, Manager of the Media Lab at The Metropolitan Museum of Art talks to us about: the goals and the challenges of using technology.
The value of creating engaging digital content for museums goes beyond the goal of expanding the audience. It can be seen as a useful tool to expand the lifetime of an exhibition long after the physical exhibition is over.
Everyone knows the tremendous stores at the Metropolitan Museum and the Museum of Modern Art. But other organizations also have some interesting items. Visit these museum, then take the time to explore unique gifts while you beat the heat.
As Shelley and Donald Rubin walked through the old Barney's store at the corner of 7th Avenue and West 17th Street in Chelsea, they knew that they had found the future home for their extensive collection of Himalayan art.