Thursday, February 28, 2013

Featured Online Resource: Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)

This week’s Featured Online Resource is the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) website.  This site provides access to online resources based on past and present exhibitions at the museum.  The site includes audio, video, and interactive sites that let you further explore the museum and its contents.

For example, the current exhibit, Edvard Munch: The Scream, has additional audio available that discusses how Munch created the painting.  The exhibit, Inventing Abstraction, 1910-1925, has an interactive website that allows you to see how early abstractionist artists are related to one another using a diagram of connectedness.  In addition, the site contains videos discussing the exhibit.

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In addition, if you are going to be in the New York area, beginning in March, the MoMa will be installing 14 video games as part of their collection.  The video games include Pac-Man, Tetris, SimCity 2000, and 11 others.  The museum is going to increase the total number of video games to 40 in the near future.  The video games are in working order and patrons will be able to play the games for free.

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