Here is a great free iPad app, made here in NC. We wanted to post it here to let you all know about it and support some great local folks. Here is a copy and pasted news release. Go grab it and let us know what you think about it!
We are very pleased to announce a new iPad App from the NC Museum of Art on the Rodin Exhibit.
Art Howard shot, directed and produced the video and stills using the Canon 5D Mark II camera.
North Carolina Museum of Art Launches First iPad App, Free Video
Rodin” lets viewers virtually experience the NCMA’s Rodin collection
RALEIGH, N.C.—The North Carolina Museum of Art launches its first official iPad app with the release of “Rodin.” The free mobile application, which is now available on the iTunes App Store, allows users to virtually experience the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Foundation’s generous gift of 30 sculptures by French artist Auguste Rodin.
Featuring high-resolution images, a 30-minute documentary video, and commentary by Curator of European Art David Steel and Director Lawrence Wheeler, the application allows users to engage with the art of the NCMA in an entirely new way.
In the 21st century, the way we communicate is constantly changing,” said Wheeler. “Now with the Rodin iPad app, we can reach entirely new audiences and let our visitors have access to a collection in the Museum they know and love any time they want.”
The behind-the-scenes look at the Museum’s Rodin collection includes exclusive interviews with donor Iris B. Cantor and Thomas Phifer, architect of the Museum’s new West Building, where the Rodin collection is installed. The application also offers information about Rodin’s life and essays on selected highlights, such as The Thinker and The Three Shades.
It really opens your eyes to the collection in a whole new way by giving a behind-the-scenes view of how the gift came to be and how everything was put into place,” said Steel.
The documentary video as well as additional information on the Museum’s Rodin collection can also be accessed at http://www.ncartmuseum.org/rodin on any digital platform for free.
The NCMA is home to the most extensive Rodin collection between Philadelphia and the West Coast. Featuring works from all phases of the master’s career, and beautifully installed both indoors and out, the collection offers visitors the opportunity to experience the depth and breadth of Rodin’s formidable genius.