The Tate Modern art museum is taking a modern approach to the gallery tour by bringing its Twitter followers along for a guided exploration. Tomorrow, the museum is giving a tweet- and image-based tour of its Roy Lichtenstein exhibit for art appreciators who otherwise wouldn't be able to visit the London-based gallery. For 30 minutes, a museum curator will tweet history and imagery related to the work of Lichtenstein, a pop artist known for his comic book-styled paintings. Though some of his work can be found online, the museum is hoping to augment the exhibit with facts and context akin to what's found in a physical museum. The tour will begin Thursday at 12PM ET on the museum's Twitter account, @Tate, and be followed by a question-and-answer segment with one of the gallery's curators.
Image credit: Roy Lichtenstein, Whaam! 1963, Tate., Estate of Roy Lichtenstein/DACS 2012