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The Museum of Modern Art gets into virtual reality

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Monday will mark The Museum of Modern Art's first foray into virtual reality.

The Museum is embracing the emerging technology via an exhibition, Slithering Screen. The five-day series will showcase original cinematic works that premiered over the past decade at Sundance Film Festival’s New Frontier emerging art program, which features cinematic innovations including virtual reality.

Slithering Screens, which runs April 25-29, will showcase five distinct New Frontier projects that include VR installations as well as documentary and narrative mobile VR experiences.

“New Frontier at the Sundance Film Festival has become a white-hot center of innovation for global image-makers,” said Rajendra Roy, The Celeste Bartos Chief Curator of Film, MoMA. “By really diving in and excavating what the Festival has done in this particular strain over the past decade is something that I think New Yorkers will be very interested in seeing.”

The series marks the third collaboration between MoMA and Sundance and celebrates the 10th anniversary of the New Frontier program.

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