Art Institute of Chicago offers its first mobile app

CHICAGO (AP) – The Art Institute of Chicago is releasing its first mobile app, created to showcase its famous permanent collection of French Impressionist and Postimpressionist paintings.

The Art Institute holds one of the most important collections of 19th-century French art in the world. The museum is now making the images – and accompanying audio and visual learning tools _ available globally through a partnership with Toura, a leading mobile application platform provider.

The Art Institute’s French Impressionism App is available across multiple mobile platforms, including iPhone/iPod Touch, Android and an HD version available for the iPad.

Its initial price – for only two weeks – will be $1.99.

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