Mark Rothko

The Decisive Decade 1940-1950

Sep 14, 2012 to Jan 6, 2013

The Columbia Museum of Art unveils a fun and new multimedia experience for visitors to the Mark Rothko: The Decisive Decade 1940-1950 exhibition with an exclusive look into Rothko's artistic process. Through the TAP mobile tour, visitors now have the opportunity to immerse themselves in this exhibition through an engaging and thought-provoking experience that includes a rare interview with the artist’s son, Christopher Rothko, in his New York home. With 18 stops on the tour, this experience educates visitors with insightful content beyond traditional text panels.

"Having Christopher Rothko share insight on his father's work gives a unique and very personal connection to the artist's family. We are honored that Christopher opened his home to us and shared new light on his father in such a heartfelt way. The TAP experience is truly a new way to learn about art." - CMA Executive Director, Karen Brosius

The CMA is able to provide this new educational experience with the generous support of Museum donors John and Kay Bachmann.

Visitors may check out the devices at the admission desk for free during their Museum experience. TAP is available on Sundays for Museum members only.

Visitors use TAP in galleries.

The Indianapolis Museum of Art (IMA) is a nationally award winning museum that aims to provide tools to easily create and deliver mobile tour applications in a museum setting. The CMA implemented the TAP software program that was developed by the staff at the IMA, which is a leader in museum technology. TAP provides a way for museum staff to assemble a wide range of mobile experiences without needing to know any of the underlying technical details of the web or mobile technology.

TAP is a pilot program and the number of devices are limited. They are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.

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