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New Podcast Episode! Virtual Reality + Soul of a Nation

Have you heard about our new podcast series, Museum Way? We’re sharing all the ins-and-outs of the museum! From the galleries to the trails, the architecture and more—you’ll learn the museum way of Crystal Bridges. New episodes will be available each month.

Our second episode is available now! We meet Shane Richey, Creative Director of Experimentation and Development, to talk about museums in the digital age, and we talk with Curator of Contemporary Art Lauren Haynes and Senior Museum Educator Moira Anderson about Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power and its opening Symposium that was streamed online by nearly 10k viewers.


First Up: Shane Richey on Museum Virtual Reality

Shane Richey, Creative Director of Experimentation and Development

 

As Creative Director of Experimentation and Development, Shane’s role is about turning ideas into a reality. On the cutting edge of art and innovation, this role is important in allowing the museum to react quickly to new technologies and advancements as they are happening.

One of the museum’s latest projects is CBVR: Crystal Bridges Virtual Reality. This new experience lets you immerse yourself in the stories of American art with unique virtual reality videos. The museum is developing a series of videos on its collection, offering you an in-depth look and the opportunity to experience and interact with artworks like never before.

Journey inside “Kindred Spirits” by Asher B. Durand in the video below:

 

Next: Lauren Haynes and Moira Anderson on Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power

Lauren Haynes, Curator of Contemporary Art

Moira Anderson, Senior Museum Educator

 

In the second half of the episode, we talk with Curator of Contemporary Art Lauren Haynes and Senior Museum Educator Moira Anderson about Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power and its opening Symposium. The exhibition shines a bright light on the vital contribution of Black artists to an important period in American history and art. Featuring the work of 60 artists and including vibrant paintings, powerful sculptures, street photography, murals, and more. Soul of a Nation is on view through April 23; get your tickets here!

Watch the Symposium livestream (featuring artists in the exhibition!) with the video below:

 

 

 

 

 

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