Text for Happiness. Or Sadness. Get Art Back.
A playful project using cellphone texts and art turns into a viral hit — as well as a window into our cultural soul.
Y’all, this is one of the coolest things I’ve ever heard of. The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SF MOMA) has set up a project where you can text 57251 and it’ll send you something from its collection that matches the word or emoji you asked for. It’s not “complete,” but it’s evolving as it goes on, and it’s a really neat way to discover art you might not have found otherwise. All you have to do is text “send me” followed by a word or emoji, and it’ll send you a piece of art! You can also text things like “send me something happy,” and it’ll return things like a portrait of a dog and a woman laughing in a car. 10/10, would recommend.