The Art Institute of Chicago recently joined in an online partnership of world-class art museums, officially becoming a partner of the online art video site ArtBabble.org
The website showcases hundreds of art-centric videos, providing high-def and personal access to works of art, interviews with artists and curators, documentaries, poetry readings, and videos of art installations.
Founded by the Indianapolis Museum of Art, the site partners currently include Art21, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art, the New York Public Library, the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, the Van Gogh Museum Amsterdam, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, the Rubin Museum of Art, the Norman Rockwell Museum, the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, the Museum of Arts and Design and the Smithsonian American Art Museum.
“We are thrilled to be joining ArtBabble,” Sam Quigley, vice president of Collections Management, Imaging and Information Technology at the Art Institute, said in a statement. “ArtBabble is really a great leap forward both for museums and for Web users looking for information related specifically to the visual arts. It offers content of extremely high quality, technological innovation and the opportunity for us to dynamically and directly engage those who share our interests.”
ArtBabble.org describes the Art Institute as “one of the world’s leading art museums.” Doubled with the recent opening of the Modern Wing, the Art Institute is the second largest encyclopedic art museum in the United States.
There are currently about a dozen videos from the Art Institute on the site, surely with more to come.