Send Me SFMOMA
With so many pieces of art in the world, there’s not enough room in museums to even show them all! For example, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) says that they have 34,678 pieces in their collection, but only enough space to show 5% of it in their galleries at one time! According to the SFMOMA website, in order to view each piece in their collection, you’d need to walk 121.3 miles! That’d be a long walk, but lucky for us, now there’s an easier way.
Step in technology and SFMOMA with their new texting bot, “Send Me SFMOMA”. Simply text the number 572-51 with the message, “Send me _____” and fill in the blank with any word, color, or emoji. Within seconds, you’ll receive a picture of a piece of art related to the term! This technology is a creative way to allow people to discover art in a way that is just as easy as texting a friend! While the majority of words, colors, and emojis have more than one piece of art attached to them, just one is chosen to be sent each time.
With the ability to search for information on everything online, people can feel as if they’re in an age of information overload! With these unique ways to look at art like Google’s added ability to browse museums from Google Maps Street View and SFMOMA’s texting bot, the ability to discover, find, explore, and learn about art has certainly never been easier! Another one of the coolest parts about these are that even if people traveled to museums all around the world, many pieces of art are in storage and are rarely seen by the public, so being able to see a photograph of them is the next best option, and perhaps the only way to see them anyway!
Take a look at how it works below:
via San Francisco Museum of Modern Art website