"This is so future!"
"This is so future!" - my son overheard this from a young child at the grand opening of the Cleveland Museum of Art Gallery One on January 21, 2013. This one exclamation perfectly expressed the excitement of the day.
I had attended the Gallery One Crash Party, and had read and written about the gallery opening, but actually attending was better than expected. Hearing the reactions of my family and those around us was great.
I heard many say that they had read about the new Gallery One online and in The Plain Dealer, but that when they arrived, they were surprised by all they saw.
While at the Cleveland Art Museum, I took a lot of photos that I thought would convey the atmosphere. My recommendation, though, is to just go there. Download the ArtLens iPad app (or you can rent an iPad from the museum for $5.00), and get to Gallery One!
My Photos/Video of the Day
I hope you enjoy these photos, and encourage you to go and take your own. I recommend watching these photos in full screen mode to get the full effect.
The reason I am writing this tonight is to be sure you know about this Friday's event:
As I mentioned in my CMA's New Interactive Gallery Opens, plus GCPCUG & CLE Drupal blog post, there are two special Cleveland tech meetings coming up:
- Greater Cleveland PC Users Group (GCPCUG.org - @GCPCUG) February 9th meeting: "Not The Same Old Art Museum"
- Cleveland Drupal User Group (@DrupalCleveland) February 13th meeting: "The Cleveland Museum of Art's Migration to Drupal"
Tweets and Re-Tweets
.@clevelandart sounds good. Q: how much is membership? Send me link, so I can share w/ others.— Stuart O. Smith, Jr. (@sos_jr) January 28, 2013
What Others Are Saying
In my blog, I always like to show what others share online. If you know of other articles, blog posts, etc., please let me know via Twitter, or in the comments below. I will add them.
Here are what some others shared about Cleveland's new Gallery One:
Thousands of visitors put the Museum of Art's new app through its paces; Collection Wall reaps praise - By James F. McCarty, The Plain Dealer on January 21, 2013 at 7:00 PM, updated January 21, 2013 at 7:02 PM (Cleveland.com - @ClevelandDotCom)
Cleveland Museum of Art Unveils Tech Savvy Gallery - Published January 21, 2013 by afanews.com
Cleveland Museum Of Art: Gallery ONE - Interaction Design, Motion Graphics, User Interface Design - Published: January 23, 2013 by Lynn Kiang (LynnKiang.com - @LynnKiang)
Largest Multi-Touch Screen in U.S. Installed at Cleveland Art Museum - Published January 25, 2013 by Lauren Indvik (@laureni) associate business editor of Mashable (Mashable.com - @Mashable)
Cleveland Museum of Art’s new Gallery One boasts iPads, giant touch-screen wall (with video) - Published: Saturday, January 26, 2013 By Mark Meszoros Entertainment@News-Herald.com (news-herald.com - @nhfeatures)
Local Projects (LocalProjects.net - @LocalProjects)
- Gallery One Opens at the Cleveland Museum of Art - January 22, 2013
- “Cleveland Museum of Art leads American museums with its new Apple iPad mobile app and Gallery One education center” – Cleveland.com - January 25, 2013
- Gallery One continues to gain attention - January 28, 2013
Submitted by Crystal @EatDr… (not verified) on Thu, 01/31/2013 - 08:07
Being a Museum Groupie is a good thing to be! I haven't been to the Museum in awhile but I need another fix soon. We are so lucky to have it here.
Submitted by Stuart Smith on Thu, 01/31/2013 - 12:20
I agree - a very good thing! Let me know if you want to be a Museum Groupie with me sometime, and Julie and I will meet you there.