The 82nd & Fifth iPad app (2014) is based on the 2013 award-winning online series 82nd & Fifth, in which one hundred curators from across the Museum talk about one hundred works of art from the Met's collection that changed the way they see the world—one work, one curator, two minutes at a time. Eleven Museum photographers visually interpret the curators' audio commentaries. The app is presented in English, Arabic, Chinese (simplified), Chinese (traditional), French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish.
The one hundred episodes on the app are creatively arranged under thematic categories such as "Heroes and Villains," "Faith and Devotion," "Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous," "Home Décor," "Dinner Club," "Wildlife," "The Art of Parties," "Love Stories," "Ensemble Cast," and "Politics in Art."
The iPad app is presented in the same way in each of the twelve languages—with audio in English accompanied by subtitles—making 82nd & Fifth easily available to audiences internationally and to those who prefer to access rich media content via tablets. Visitors can download, favorite, and share episodes, and create their own collections.
The 82nd & Fifth app is supported by Bloomberg Philanthropies.
The app is available for download on the 82nd & Fifth feature and the iTunes App Store.
The app was produced by the Metropolitan Museum's Digital Media Department in collaboration with CHIPS.