Here at the Georgia Museum of Art we are surrounded by products that stemmed from the creative thoughts and innovations of Steve Jobs and his coworkers. On Wednesday, we lost a great man and technological hero of several generations, but his insight and drive will continue to inspire us in the years to come, not only through technology, but through creative innovation in general.
The Georgia Museum of Art is filled with Macintosh products, from desktop computers and laptops to the iPads our docents now use to facilitate museum tours and the pending iPhone application that will turn our art mobile.
Steve Jobs made it well known that he appreciated the art of design and technology. His streamlined styles and view of how technology should work and be used stemmed from a belief that the art of computers was a universal one.
That same geeky technology is helping the museum bring art to new audiences. The museum will always be a cultural institution, a home of art and creative cultivation, but with the inspiration that Steve Jobs has given the prospects for us to expand our audiences are endless.
Thank you to Steve Jobs, a man of possibility who gave us all the tools to create our own artistic future.
Video: Steve Jobs Stanford Commencement Speech, 2005