Free Modern Art App for iPhone, iPod touch

The new application provides users with access to 32,000 works of art; a dictionary of art terms and a database of artist bios; calendar information for exhibitions, film screenings, and events. It also comes with info on audio tours, including special tours for children, teens, and the visually impaired.

The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) has announces that the MoMA App is now available on the App Store.

Plus, the MoMA App offers users a chance to snap photos inside the Museum and send them as postcards, and allows visitors to select tracks from their own music libraries to listen to while touring the Museum.

The application’s engaging visual interface was designed in-house, and when used with the new iPhone 4G and its high resolution and retina display, artworks can be viewed in the highest possible quality, according to MoMA.

The App is available as a free download from the App Store, and follows the spring 2010 release of the Museum’s first e-book app Vincent van Gogh: The Starry Night.

“With MoMA’s new app and other upcoming initiatives, MoMA is taking advantage of features specific to an iPhone and iPod touch, and also actively building a platform for publishing content to multiple devices,” says Allegra Burnette, MoMA’s creative director of Digital Media.

It is available from the App Store on iPhone and iPod touch or at

New York-based MoMA offers its other interactive options including free museum-wide wi-fi access, the MoMA Channel on iTunes (including tours, podcasts, videos, e-books and more), and the interactive kiosks positioned throughout the Museum.

Photo courtesy: The Museum of Modern Art

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