I was fortunate enough to have a quality education at both the elementary and secondary level. In high school, I was the least fond of ballet and, following at a close second, art history; both courses were required - and if you didn't already know, yes, I went to a private school for girls, in the South.
I never warmed up to ballet and can only imagine how the same teacher handled the contrast when my taller, svelte sister -- already a dancer -- appeared her class seven years later. However, when I finally had the opportunity to visit the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, I appreciated art history.
Premiering at 2014's SxSW is an initiative that touches just such a pivot point.
...my company partnered with New York’s Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) on a new project called Art140. It debuted at the South by Southwest conference this week—and exists online for everyone to access. The idea behind Art140 is simple. We will be taking up to ten iconic works of art...