We're jumping for joy about photography in the galleries!
For many years here at the MF, we've enforced a pretty strict "no photography in the galleries" policy. This policy was primarily due to the fact that many of the artworks we show deal with light. It would be a complete bummer to be appreciating Danäe, by James Turrell, only to have the experience ruined by someone behind you shooting the room with a flash. But in the age of cameraphones and 10Mp point-and-click's, having a "No Photography" policy seems to us to be a bit out-of-date. We'll continue to enforce a "no flash" policy in light-based pieces, but the majority of our installations are now open for photography!
Naturally, we're all very excited about this change. So excited, in fact, that we're jumping for joy!
So what's the use in allowing photography in the galleries without having some cool things to do with the photos? Currently, there are a few ways to share your photos with other MF visitors. The first happens while you're here with us at the museum, via the MF SCREENtxt project, which allows you to send photos & text messages from your mobile phone to a 42" flat-screen TV hanging in the museum lobby.
And after you've visited, you can upload your MF photos to Flickr and share them in the Mattress Factory Group Pool. This is a great way to share your MF experience with past and future museum vistors!
We're really looking forward to seeing your MF photos!
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