September 20, 2023
The Metropolitan Museum of Art (The Met) is collaborating with Samsung Electronics to bring some of the museum’s most treasured works of art to Samsung Smart TV screens as digital art. The Samsung Art Store enables users of The Frame to continuously transform any space by displaying more than 2,300 pieces of digital art.
Samsung Art Store users can choose from 38 pieces across a wide range of The Met’s departments, including the American Wing, Asian Art, Egyptian Art, European Paintings, Islamic Art and more. The selected works were chosen by Samsung Art Store curator, Daria Greene. Select works are currently on view at The Met in New York City.
Samsung Art Store users can display beloved works of art in their homes, including Edgar Degas’ “The Rehearsal of the Ballet Onstage,” Vincent Van Gogh’s “Sunflowers,” Paul Cézanne’s “Still Life with Apples and a Pot of Primroses” and Georges Seurat’s “Circus Sideshow” (Parade du Cirque). The Frame owners can also display ancient artifacts, such as an Egyptian wedjat eye amulet, and medieval treasures, including The Unicorn Rests in a Garden, the famed French and South Netherlandish textile from the Unicorn Tapestries. Celebrated Japanese artworks such as Katsushika Hokusai’s “Under the Mannen Bridge at Fukagawa,” as well as Utagawa Kuniyoshi’s “Concise Illustrated Biography of Monk Nichiren: Calming the Stormy Sea at Tsunoda in Exile to Sado Island” can also be displayed on The Frame. The collection also features several American artworks, including Emanuel Leutze’s “Washington Crossing the Delaware.”
The Frame showcasing "Wheat Field with Cypresses."
“Since its founding in 1870, The Met has been dedicated to bringing art and culture to the daily lives of visitors and art enthusiasts around the world,” says Josh Romm, head, global licensing and partnerships, The Met. “Our collaboration with Samsung activates this mission in a new and modern way, allowing consumers to enjoy iconic works from The Met collection at home. As users explore the selection and choose works to display, this program will create a new dialog about art, creativity and technology.”
The Samsung Art Store is available exclusively on “The Frame” by Samsung – a 4K Smart TV with a billion shades of color and a picture frame bezel that delivers vivid, lifelike TV when it’s on and art when it’s off.
“The Samsung Art Store is honored to partner with The Metropolitan Museum of Art to bring world-renowned artworks into millions of homes worldwide,” says Sang Kim, executive vice president, general manager, North America Service Business, Samsung Electronics. “At Samsung, we’re constantly working to redefine the entertainment experience through technological innovation, and we’re delighted to partner with such an iconic institution to enable users for the first time to enjoy The Met’s culturally significant works of art via a modern digital canvas from the comfort of their homes.”
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