Thursday, August 5, 2021

Alcorn McBride Powers New Exhibit at Philadelphia Museum of Art

121217_pma_2508Orlando, FL, USA — A pair of Alcorn McBride DVM-8400HD Digital Video Machines have a key supporting role in “Double Portrait: Paula Scher and Seymour Chwast, Graphic Designers,” at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.  The CBS television affiliate in Philadelphia named the show one of the top Museum Exhibitions to look forward to in 2013.

“Double Portrait,” which runs through mid-April, is the first joint exhibition by the husband and wife designers.  It showcases Chwast’s iconic works, including his famed anti-Vietnam War poster “End Bad Breath,” and other work inspired by German Expressionist woodcuts, Victorian typography, children’s art, primitive and folk art, and comics.  By contrast, Scher is best known for her reimagining of typography in the fields of graphic identity and environmental graphics; among her works in the show is the poster for the play “Bring in ‘da Noise, Bring in ‘da Funk,” whose typographic rhythms reflect the production’s dynamic dancing.

121217_pma_2529The Philiadelphia Museum of Art has quite a bit of Alcorn McBride gear running other exhibits so turning to Alcorn McBride for this project was a natural choice.  Two Alcorn McBride’s DVM-8400HD’s run the slide shows which are at the heart of “Double Portrait.”  “Paula Scher and Seymour Chwast have produced an immense and varied body of distinguished work over the years,” says Kathryn Bloom Hiesinger, Ph.D., The J.Mahlon Buck, Jr. Family Senior Curator of European Decorative Arts after 1700 at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.  “It is only through these slides that visitors to the exhibition can see and understand the full range of their work.”

121217_pma_2535Alcorn McBride’s Digital Video Machine is a studio quality MPEG-2 player with all the interfaces AV contractors need for professional installations.  The DVM-8400HD stores video on CompactFlash cards, so playback is virtually instantaneous.  Clips may be triggered via external contacts or pushbuttons, serial RS-232 messages, Ethernet, playlists or the built-in realtime scheduler.  The unit can also simply loop continuously when powered.

121217_pma_2543Stephen A. Keever, manager of the museum’s Audio-Visual Production, calls the Alcorn McBride video players “excellent” and “tremendously reliable.”  They “help the museum maintain the highest standards of presentation,” he reports.

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Joe Kleimanhttp://www.themedreality.com
Raised in San Diego on theme parks, zoos, and IMAX films, Joe Kleiman would expand his childhood loves into two decades as a projectionist and theater director within the giant screen industry. In addition to his work in commercial and museum operations, Joe has volunteered his time to animal husbandry at leading facilities in California and Texas and has played a leading management role for a number of performing arts companies. Joe has been News Editor and contributing author to InPark Magazine since 2011. HIs writing has also appeared in Sound & Communications, LF Examiner, Jim Hill Media, and MiceChat. His blog, ThemedReality.com takes an unconventional look at the attractions industry. Follow on twitter @themedreality Joe lives in Sacramento, California with his fiancé, two dogs, and a ghost.

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