Diego Rivera: Murals for The Museum of Modern Art
MoMA's Diego Rivera exhibit gets an added layer
MoMA’s upcoming exhibition “Diego Rivera: Murals for The Museum of Modern Art” features eight superb “portable murals” by Rivera. Bluecadet created a striking website to accompany and augment the MoMA’s physical installations. The microsite features the murals themselves in exquisite detail, allowing users to zoom in close, exploring annotations of select focal spots. Even though it's built using jQuery, the site lets visitors dive into each mural smoothly, in ways only Flash used to be able to achieve.
Users can pull back the curtain to reveal the sketches and materials used to create the celebrated murals, discovering process images that reveal the method of creation, artistry, and planning that went into the works. The site presents the history and timeline of Rivera’s life and work, an interactive map of Rivera's New York that displays location alongside each in-depth mural, and educational videos of the artist himself.
Bluecadet created this sleek and educational site for MoMA’s talented Department of Digital Media.
Press & Awards
Official Honoree: Art
Communication Arts, Webpick of the Week, 2012
“MoMA’s exhibition Diego Rivera: Murals features eight freestanding frescoes by Rivera. This striking site accompanies and augments the museum’s physical installation. The site is simple and clean, and uses a sidebar for navigation through four simply defined sections.”
The CSS Winner is a top notch connoisseur that popularizes and awards websites designed in CSS. They selected the Diego Rivera site as aSite of the Day.
Horizon Interactive Awards, Gold, Education & Training, 2012
Webvisionary awards, winner best of show, 2012
Webvisionary awards, Winner html 11, 2012
Troy Lachance, Kim Quinn