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The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) is home to 34,678 objects. As the museum explains, that means that if all of SFMOMA's works were on display at once, one would have to walk 121.3 miles to view each piece. In response to this need, SFMOMA has created the delightful and interactive Send Me SFMOMA, an SMS service that invites art lovers to explore the musuem's collection with a single text. To engage with Send SFMOMA, users can simply text a request to 572-51 that begins with the phrase "Send me." Within moments, users will receive an image of artwork in SFMOMA's collection that matches the keyword. For example, if a user types "Send me joy," they may receive Asako Shimazaki joyful 1989 photograph "Dance Girls, Tenderloin, San Francisco." Text "Send me an octopus", and you may get Wilfred Weisser's promotional poster "Country Joe and the Fish, Incredible String Band, Albert Collins; Fillmore Auditorium, May 16-18, 1968," which does, in fact, feature a vibrant depiction of an octopus. Visitors are invited to complete the "Send Me" request with anything, including an emoji.
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September 22nd, 2017
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September 19th, 2017 at 10:40am
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