Artful Technology

Art institutions are increasingly embracing technology to help enhance their missions. In November, the Guggenheim released an IPad app for Maurizio Cattelan’s controversial retrospective takeover of the center of the Guggenheim in New York, which was recently recognized as one of 500 top apps by the Sunday Times (UK). The museum recently opened John Chamberlain: Choices, which shows the artists large-scale moulded, compressed, and transformed abstract metal sculptures.  In conjunction, they also created an in-depth website for the exhibition, featuring views of sculptures from 3 sides and a narrated video by the curator. Art.com also recently embraced the IPad, releasing ArtCircles, where users can explore artworks by color, words, or selections by curators.

Meanwhile, the Cooper Hewitt also released access to information about more than 60% of its collection online through dataset, allowing users access to their huge holdings of more than 200,000 objects.

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