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The Metropolitan Museum of Art launches its new iPad app

The Metropolitan Museum of Art launches its new iPad app

Bringing art and fashion to life


Image: 82nd and Fifth Met Museum

This week, New York City's Metropolitan Museum of Art unveiled their new iPad app 82nd & Fifth

According to the famed museum, the creative app – which is now available in 12 languages – "brings 100 curators from across the Museum to talk about 100 works of art that changed the way they see the world and eleven Museum photographers to interpret their vision: one work, one curator, two minutes at a time."

Along with art, the new app will also carry a wealthy knowledge of fashion and style. There will be a variety of different chapters, including "French Dressing," curated by Harold Koda, 'Extreme Fashion' narrated by Andrew Bolton, 'Looming Change' by Melinda Watt, 'Fashion Plate' by Pierre Terjanian, 'Blazing Saddle' by Donald La Rocca, 'Hipster' by Jan Glier Reeder and many more.

Thomas P. Campbell,director and chief executive officer of the MET, commented on the app stating, "82nd & Fifth is a project that speaks directly to my interest in connecting the Met's collection to a broader audience." Campbell also adding that, "In a world filled with constant information, these two-minute, authoritative commentaries provide powerful, compelling content in quick doses. We hope they will intrigue a range of audiences, from those who already know and love the Met to those who are new to art."