Art museums have a love affair with social media. In an era of selfies, hashtags, fleeting attention spans, digital dexterity and post/share/comment obsession, museums look more and more frequently to their social media managers as branded content gurus and media love gods. Here are a few of the easily implemented initiatives major museums have tested and approved.
In 2001, the troubled grand dame of British arts institutions, the Victoria and Albert Museum - commonly known as the V&A - was given six months to not only justify its existence to Culture Secretary Chris Smith, but to create…
Ten years in the making, the Louvre Abu Dhabi is scheduled to open its monumental doors this fall. But such exciting news is not without shadows.
The 260,000-square-foot modern structure, with its iconic dome hovering over scorching desert sands, is located in the Saadiyat Island Cultural District as part of a $27 billion complex, complete with the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi and the Zayed National Museum.
Immersive arts are for the modern brain, the experience junkie, the adventure seeker. They’re for the screen-enslaved culture that is virtually all of us at this point. Whether you’re talking exhibitions, theater productions or film screenings, all-out immersion is fast becoming the norm. Increasingly common, pushing the envelope experientially is how producers, writers, museums and artists are competing for audiences and publicity.
Wow! Twelve projects from women filmmakers at this year’s Cannes International Film Festival! Is the glitziest cinematic show on Earth finally bidding adieu to the ‘50s (Miss Dubois, please fetch the director his café au lait), saying a warm and welcoming enchanté to gender equality (without the wink and pat on the bottom), and giving women filmmakers their due?
How do you say “if only” in French?