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You Can Take a Virtual Tour of The Met

A crowd of visitors around the entrance of The Metropolitan Museum of Modern Art.
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Traveling to New York City to visit The Metropolitan Museum of Modern Art is likely out of the question for many right now. Luckily, the famous museum can now come to you virtually thanks to the museum’s partnership with Verizon.

The online event, entitled “The Met Unframed,” offers online visitors on any 4G or 5G smart device a 3D tour of the famous museum, including access to its galleries. The tour begins in the Great Hall, from which you can then navigate to the specially curated galleries, and explore and learn about famous pieces of art.

While you don’t have to be a Verizon customer to enjoy the tour, it only works on mobile devices. If you go to the website on your desktop, you’ll see a QR code you can scan with your phone to access the experience. Those on Verizon’s 5G Ultra Wideband network will be able to access specially selected pieces of art in the augmented reality.

“The Met Unframed brings the Museum to audiences wherever they are in an innovative viewing experience,” said Max Hollein, director of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, in a press release. “Users can virtually visit iconic spaces and engage with The Met’s masterpieces, learn more about the works in a playful way and through AR, and enjoy bringing the art into one’s own surroundings.”

“The Met Unframed” will only be available for five weeks, so check it out while you can!

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