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Museum helping people explore art through text messages

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Posted at 7:32 AM, Jul 12, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-12 08:15:58-04

Your new texting BFF might soon be a museum. 

The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art is on a mission to help people experience artwork in a new way, delivering it right into the palm of your hand via text message. 

It’s all in an effort to get people to connect with art in a very personal way, according to a post on its website.

If you text the numbers 572-51 with the command "send me" followed by a word, color or emoji, the museum will text you a piece of artwork with a description.

With more than 30,000 works of art housed at the SFMOMA, the museum says people would have to walk more than 120 miles to see its entire collection.

So, this is a good alternative for exploration. 

According to the museum, much of the artwork received is currently in storage, giving you a special view of a somewhat hidden treasure. 

Just a note: the feature is getting a lot of attention, so depending on what time you text, you could experience some delays. 

Check out more here.