The Virtual Online Museum of Art (VOMA) will now become the world’s first virtual museum thats fully interactive. The museum will be curated by Museum Director Lee Cavaliere and built by artist Stuart Semple. VOMA will showcase works from institutions such as Musée d’Orsay, Whitney Museum of American Art, the Museum of Modern Art, New York and the Art Institute of Chicago. Also of note, the exhibitions will be free for anyone that wants to see it.
A virtual viewing room can feel like a lonely place – quiet, empty, sometimes slightly uneasy. In building and curating VOMA, we wanted to get away from that feeling, which is not all that different from walking into a snooty, silent gallery space and feeling a bit self-conscious. We wanted to integrate the sense of community and buzz of going to a cool museum, where there are often so many different shows going on, and immersive or interactive experiences.Stuart Semple
When entering the VOMA, the experience allows you to go anywhere on the premisses, including the museum’s grounds. VOMO introduces ground-breaking technologies that makes the digital-hybrid world change according to the time of day or the season with such detail, down to the environmental changes of light, wind and rain. With the current pandemic of COVID-19, museums and galleries have been forced to reconsider how certain works are shown in regards to social distancing. The introduction of VOMA is a step towards new and innovated ways to keep the scope of the museum and art world alive.
Be sure to go to VOMA’s website beginning August 14 for the opening of the museum.