My Aunt, who lives in San Francisco, recently alerted me to the coolest thing ever! SFMoMA (San Francisco Museum of Modern Art) has such a vast collection of art -- only 5% of the collection is ever on display -- that they decided to come up with a fun way for people to explore more of their collection. In essentials, you send a text to them and you receive an image of an artwork and some information about it in return. It's called the "Send Me Project."
I sent a few texts, and here's what I got:
"Send me love" resulted in 1977 plans for a love seat by John Dickinson:
I was expecting a photo of this famous Richard Serra work, which I had seen on display at SFMoMA.
I was amused by the Noskowiak photo's echo of that famous Serra sculpture!
"Send me Robot" was pretty spot on with this piece by Nam June Paik
I literally laughed out loud.
I didn't think it would be as fun as it is, but now that I've started texting, I can't stop asking for art! I think it's because you don't just get art. You get a kind a cryptic visual message to decode. Why this image in response to that word? I'm really enjoying interpreting what I get.
Give it a try for yourself! Send a text to 572-51 that starts with "send me" and see what you get!
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