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Soundtracks for art? Select works from the Dallas Museum of
Art
’s permanent collection now have audio and other online "bonus
features." The soundtracks were created by a UT-Dallas sound design class;
the audio for Jackson Pollock’s 1947 Cathedral blends the sound of dripping
liquid with period jazz, according to KERA. You can access the online elements
in the galleries with your own wifi-enabled device or borrow an iPhone from the
museum. The features are available online at http://dallasmuseumofart.mobi but they are a little glitchy if you view them on your computer. In
addition to the Pollock “soundscape” you can check out Hans Namuth’s 1951 film
of Jackson Pollock painting, listen to curator Charlie Wylie talk about the
artist and watch a film, inspired by the painting, made by students from
Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts. This ambitious online bonus feature project, quite possibly the first of its kind, has tremendous potential to engage and inform viewers.

also by Bill Davenport
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