As a leading voice for 21st-century art and culture, the Hirshhorn Museum commissioned Hirshhorn Eye (Hi) from a simple desire to connect art lovers with art makers and allow visitors to come face-to-face with artists for free, using only their phones. As a visitor moves through the galleries, Hi uses the latest in image recognition technology to scan the art on view—from 3D sculpture to installation, even the D.C. skyline—to instantly unlock exclusive artist interviews and insights.
Hi provides an intimate and seamless experience designed for anyone who enters the museum. To get started, visitor’s simply enter hi.si.edu in their phone’s browser. As they move through the galleries, Hi’s sophisticated image recognition will scan the works of art in front of them—from Mark Bradford’s “Pickett’s Charge” to Yayoi Kusama’s “Pumpkin”—and instantly unlock dozens of unique artist interviews and insights. The mobile experience features a web-based platform and sophisticated image recognition that goes beyond the technology of previous museum mobile guides.