FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – 6/18/2024

 

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Fountain House Gallery Launches New Digital Guide Featuring Unique Content to Enrich Both Onsite and Offsite Visits

 

The free guide joins hundreds of cultural institutions around the globe on the Bloomberg Connects app

 

NEW YORK CITY – Fountain House Gallery, representing artists living with mental illness, today launched a new, digital guide on Bloomberg Connects, the free arts and cultural app created by Bloomberg Philanthropies. The Bloomberg Connects app, available for download from Google Play or the App Store, makes Fountain House Gallery accessible for either onsite or offsite visits through photo, audio and video features offering insights into­­­­ the Gallery’s artists and their work.

 

The Bloomberg Connects app hosts unique Fountain House Gallery and Studio content, including audio and video interviews with artists, artist bios, and artist statements on specific works – with new content added regularly.

 

“The insight into our artists’ process and work made possible by the Bloomberg Connects app will enhance the experience of visitors,” said Rachel Weisman, Director of Fountain House Gallery. “It allows greater accessibility for those unable to physically visit the Gallery and for anyone wishing to remotely revisit key exhibitions. It also provides an opportunity to illuminate the broader mission of our parent organization, Fountain House, and enables our member-artists to share insight into their creative process in their own words.”

 

Bloomberg Connects offers free digital guides to cultural organizations around the world. The app platform is part of Bloomberg Philanthropies’ longstanding commitment to supporting digital innovation in the arts. Bloomberg Connects makes it easy to access and engage with arts and culture from mobile devices when visiting in person, or anytime from anywhere. With dynamic content exclusive to each partner organization, the app provides a range of features including video, audio, and text; expert commentary; and way-finding maps. Follow Bloomberg Connects on Instagram, Facebook, and X for updates on new guide launches, exhibit highlights, and more.

 

The Bloomberg Connects app is available for download from Google Play or the App Store – or download here.

 

About Fountain House Gallery and Studio 

Fountain House Gallery and Studio supports the careers and creative visions of contemporary artists living with mental illness. Founded by Fountain House in 2000, the Manhattan-based Gallery sells original artworks and collaborates with a wide network of artists, curators and cultural institutions. The Studio, located in Long Island City, is a collaborative workspace that furthers the professional practice of our artists. Embracing artists who are emerging or established, trained or self-taught, Fountain House Gallery cultivates artistic growth, makes a vital contribution to the New York arts community, and challenges the stigma surrounding mental illness.

 

About Bloomberg Philanthropies 

Bloomberg Philanthropies invests in 700 cities and 150 countries around the world to ensure better, longer lives for the greatest number of people. The organization focuses on creating lasting change in 5 key areas: the Arts, Education, Environment, Government Innovation, and Public Health. Bloomberg Philanthropies encompasses all of Michael R. Bloomberg’s giving, including his foundation, corporate, and personal philanthropy as well as Bloomberg Associates, a philanthropic consultancy that advises cities around the world. In 2023, Bloomberg Philanthropies distributed $3 billion. For more information, please visit Bloomberg.org or follow us on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and X. 

 

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