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IDB Cultural Center presents the app of its Virtual Museum: IDB Art
  • The best of Latin American art now in the palm of your hand
  • The IDB Art Collection is now available on your iPad, with no cost

For the first time, a bilingual virtual museum of Latin American art is available in the app store allowing remote access to one of the most comprehensive art collections from all of the countries in the Americas, part of the Art Collection of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). 

Launched by the Inter-American Development Bank's Cultural Center, the application's design allows for greater interactivity with the user. In contrast with other tools, it increases the user's ability to integrate more information with high-resolution images, in a more dynamic and functional manner, with higher handling speed. This leads to a greater sense of ownership by the user.

The art collection includes works by master artists Oswaldo Guayasamín, Andy Warhol, Carlos Cruz-Diez, Rufino Tamayo, Diego Rivera, David Alfaro Siqueiros, Edgar Negret, Emilio Pettoruti, Antonio Gaudi, Roberto Matta, Roy Lichtenstein, Fernando of Szyszlo, Jesús Rafael Soto, Carlos Mérida and many other living artists from 37 different nationalities, working in a variety of mediums.

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“The Art Collection of the Inter-American Development Bank, acquired over five decades” says Iván Duque, Division Chief of Culture, Creativity and Solidarity Affairs Division at the IDB “is managed by the IDB Cultural Center and embodies our commitment to invest in the region's artists and to share traveling exhibitions, in order to promote diversity and cultural integration among nations.”

With this tool the user can explore in detail artworks that, until now, have not been available to the general public. This educational tool allows:

  • Access to artist biographies
  • Access to titles, dates and sizes of each art piece
  • Search by interactive map, by artwork title or by artist
  • Access to information about artwork, artists, and themes through the search tool
  • Interaction and sharing with friends through social networks
  • Sorting in thematic galleries
  • Access to information about the IDB Cultural Center and events in Washington, DC
  • Access to information about the mission and activities of the IDB Cultural Center
  • Save pictures of the collection’s artwork in high resolution.

The iPad app Virtual Museum of the IDB Cultural Center is available from the Apple app store and is free under the name “IDB Art.” No need for remote connection once downloaded.

The IDB Cultural Center is mandated to promote the art and culture of the region as a development tool. The launch of the Virtual Museum in May brings Latin American and Caribbean art to the streets and right into the palm of your hand, just in time to celebrate ICOM's International Museums Day and the 21st anniversary of the creation of the IDB Cultural Center.

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