SAN FRANCISCO, CA, January 18, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/ -- The Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) in Toronto has engaged the services of Guide by Cell to offer a cell phone audio tour for the upcoming "Patti Smith: Camera Solo," a glimpse into the world of legendary musician and artist Patti Smith through an intimate exhibition featuring more than 75 works of photography, objects and film, on view from February 9 to May 19, 2013.
The first presentation of Smith's visual art in Canada, "Patti Smith: Camera Solo" will highlight the continual connections between Smith's photography and her interest in poetry and literature. Best known for her profound influence on the nascent punk rock scene in the late 1970s and 80s, the exhibition will provide a rare opportunity to experience a different side of this icon through her inspired expression in the visual arts. With Guide by Cell's cell phone audio tour, visitors get the chance to listen to further details about the exhibition and experience Smith's documented sights and spaces that reflect her personal experiences.
"We're thrilled to be able to offer visitors the chance to hear the venerable Patti Smith's own perspectives on her photographs with this cell phone audio tour from the Wadsworth Atheneum and Guide by Cell," said Shiralee Hudson Hill, AGO's interpretive planner for the exhibition. "The intimacy of using your own device to hear the artist's voice in your ear befits the intimate, personal qualities of the works themselves."
To access to the cell phone audio tour during the exhibition during the exhibit time beginning February 9 and hear stories behind the pieces, some narrated by Patti Smith, visitors will be able to dial (877) 274-7934 and follow the prompts. The tour is free and does not require equipment rental. For more information about Cell Phone Audio Tours, please click here.
Guide by Cell also offers additional mobile technology solutions such as its new "Mobile Docent" service that combines QR codes, mobile websites and text messaging in one integrated package. For more information, please visit http://www.guidebycell.com.
Patti Smith: Camera Solo was organized by the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, Connecticut.
The Art Gallery of Ontario is pleased to acknowledge the Joe Fresh brand as the Lead Sponsor of Patti Smith: Camera Solo and Sponsor of 1stThursday at the AGO
Special support from Robert Harding
With generous support from:
Shon & Cindy Barnett, Barry Campbell & Debra Grobstein Campbell, Jack & Beverly Creed, Maxine Granovsky Gluskin & Ira Gluskin, Rosamond Ivey & John Macfarlane, Audrey & David Mirvish, Robert & Donna Poile and Geoff Smith & Megan Hagarty Smith
About Guide by Cell:
Launched in 2004, Guide by Cell is a San Francisco based mobile technology company, providing unique, affordable, and effective mobile technology solutions to thousands of clients including cultural institutions and non-profit organizations. Guide by Cell's main platforms include cell phone audio tours, text messaging, mobile websites and apps, and mobile fundraising. Sister companies include mobile fundraising focused Give by Cell, political campaign solutions provider Win by Cell, and mobile training and learning company Train by Cell. For more information, visit http://www.guidebycell.com.
About The AGO:
With a collection of more than 80,000 works of art, the Art Gallery of Ontario is among the most distinguished art museums in North America. From the vast body of Group of Seven and signature Canadian works to the African art gallery, from the cutting-edge contemporary art to Peter Paul Rubens' masterpiece The Massacre of The Innocents, the AGO offers an incredible art experience with each visit. In 2002 Kenneth Thomson's generous gift of 2,000 remarkable works of Canadian and European art inspired Transformation AGO, an innovative architectural expansion by world-renowned architect Frank Gehry that in 2008 resulted in one of the most critically acclaimed architectural achievements in North America. Highlights include Galleria Italia, a gleaming showcase of wood and glass running the length of an entire city block, and the often-photographed spiral staircase, beckoning visitors to explore. The AGO has an active membership program offering great value, and the AGO's Weston Family
Learning Centre offers engaging art and creative programs for children, families, youth and adults. Visit ago.net to find out more about upcoming special exhibitions, to learn about eating and shopping at the AGO, to register for programs and to buy tickets or memberships.
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