The Metropolitan Museum of Art released their official App on September 1st. It is free and only available on iOS (iPads & iPhones), with no mention of when it would be available for Android. I downloaded it to my iPad to check it out and was pleasantly surprised with the quality of information. It is meant to be a companion to your museum visit but is useful to those of us who live too far to visit.
The interface is clean and relatively easy to use. The main menu is a bit hidden, it’s the color wheel looking icon on the right hand side. My only issue, is more of a pet peeve, the app can only be viewed in portrait mode on your iPad, sorry no landscape.
I took a couple screen shots to show you the amount and quality of the information provided in the various sections. The Must-Sees are some of the most popular works of art on display at the museum and feature a ton of information about the artist. My favorite section is called “The Latest…” and features the museum’s tweets about current events related to Art. A fun thing to share daily with an art classroom, hopefully making the art world a lot more tangible.
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Can’t argue with Free and it is a great resource for teachers and students. The Met is currently a featured app in the App Store.