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Launched in October 2013, the BMA’s smartguide offers an innovative and fun way for visitors to engage more deeply with artworks from special exhibitions and the collection. The smartguide provides text, primary and alternate images of artworks, audio and video clips, links to web resources, and other related information. Visitors can search by a unique stop number – printed on labels adjacent to artworks in the Museum – or choose a thematic tour by special exhibition or collecting area. A special Family Focus! section provides opportunities to adults and children to explore the Museum together.

The smartguide, accessed for FREE here, is a responsive mobile application optimized for tablets, smartphones, and other web-enabled devices. Visitors without their own devices may check out an iPad for FREE from the Museum’s information desk, located on the 2nd floor in front of Oscar’s café; FREE WiFi is also available throughout the Museum.

New artworks and tours are added regularly, so check in often to see what’s new!

The Museum is grateful to Dr. & Mrs. David Skier for funding the purchase of iPads for the Museum and the initial development and implementation of this project.

Using your web-enabled smart device, click here to get started.