Digitally Remix LACMA’s Art Collection


The Los Angeles County Museum of Art has a reputation for being digital-savvy. Earlier this year, it was one of the first museums to bring exhibition catalogues online, beginning with out-of-print titles and moving on to include current material. Its blog, Unframed, is considered one the best museum blogs around; and now, in a move sparked by listening to what its audience wanted (“more images”), LACMA has launched a new all-collection landing page with an interesting “remix” option.

As the site explains it: “Think of remix as a curated tag cloud — we’ve put together hundreds of sets featuring three images from the collection and a word or phrase that unites them.” What’s more, LACMA’s inviting you to create your own remix set: “Just email us a word or phrase, and enough information to identify three corresponding images from our collection, and we’ll put them together and add them to the cloud.”

To get you started, we’ve rounded up a few current remix results below for inspiration. What a cool (and addictive) way to get audiences interacting with the museum’s collection, right?