OnCell Powers Cell Phone Tour for 30 Americans Exhibit at Corcoran Gallery of Art

Top Quote New exhibit, 30 Americans, at Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. utilizes a cell phone tour that allows visitors to dial in and listen to artists describe their work. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) October 08, 2011 - This month, Corcoran Gallery of Art launched a mobile technology program using OnCell's state-of-the-art tour-building platform for its newest exhibition, 30 Americans, a wide-ranging survey of works by many of the most important African American contemporary artists of the last three decades, which runs October 1, 2011-February 12, 2012.

    Corcoran Gallery of Art staff used OnCell's technology platform to record audio clips of the artists' personal commentary for a variety of paintings, sculptures, drawings, photographs, and videos for visitors to access with their mobile phones. Corcoran visitors can take this self-guided cell phone audio tour of the Gallery by dialing a number and following prompts to hear the artists describe their work.

    By bringing seminal artistic figures together with younger and emerging artists, the exhibition explores artistic influence across generations and sheds light on issues of racial, sexual and historical identity. Often provocative and challenging, 30 Americans at the Corcoran explores ideas central to the American experience.

    The cell phone audio tour launched October 1st and is available during museum hours, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thursday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; closed Monday and Tuesday; and will run until February 12, 2012.

    OnCell is the global industry-leading service provider of informational content to cell phones and mobile devices for museums, cultural sites, parks, and other venues. The audio and video content creates a cell phone interpretive experience that can be accessed at the visitor's own time and pace. The service includes OnCell's state-of-the-art technology platform which allows the venue owner to make real-time changes to their content. Other services include Cell Phone Tours, Smartphone Apps, Mobile Surveys, Mobile Web Tours, Mobile Giving, Text Messaging, Mobile Games and Visitor Feedback. For more information about OnCell, visit www.oncellsystems.com

    The Corcoran Gallery of Art, a privately funded institution, was founded in 1869. It was America's first dedicated art museum and today is Washington's largest nonfederal museum of art. It is known internationally for its distinguished collection of historical and modern American art as well as contemporary art, photography, European painting, sculpture, and the decorative arts. In addition, a dynamic schedule of special exhibitions is complemented and enhanced by a range of educational programming, which together seek to enrich perspectives, support the local arts community, and encourage interpretation. For more information about the Corcoran Gallery of Art and College of Art + Design, visit www.corcoran.org or www.corcoran.org/30americans.

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