Museum Digital Art Piece Manufactured by SNA Displays Wins Second Award

NEW YORK — Last week, the digital art piece The Chronicles of San Francisco was recognized with an award for Best Digital Sign Application: Digital Signage as Art from Digital Signage Magazine. The DIGI Award was yet another honor for the state-of-art exhibit at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) featuring the work of renowned artist JR.

Earlier this year, the digital art piece earned an International Design Award (IDA).

Artist JR at the public unveiling of The Chronicles of San Francisco.
Artist JR at the public unveiling of The Chronicles of San Francisco.

For the exhibit, which celebrates San Francisco’s extraordinary and diverse people, internationally recognized artist JR set up a mobile studio in more than 20 locations where he filmed, photographed, and interviewed more than 1,200 people from across San Francisco’s multifaceted communities. Sensory Interactive provided design, technical specification, procurement, and project management.

The resulting first-of-its-kind digital canvas contains nearly 26 million pixels and is among the highest resolution LED displays in the nation. It has been on display to the public at SFMOMA’s Roberts Family Gallery since May of 2019.

“We’re all excited to see such a positive reaction to this beautiful work of art,” said Dennis Hickey, president of SNA Displays. “We got into this business to help our clients realize their visions with high-end digital displays, and it’s nice to see the hard work for the artist and everyone involved pay off.”

Digital Signage Magazine’s highly regarded DIGI Awards program recognizes outstanding integrators, content providers, and product manufacturers focusing on digital signage.

Other high-profile digital art installations manufactured by SNA Displays include 350 Mission Street in San Francisco and the giant LED human head sculpture “As We Are” at the Greater Columbus Convention Center.

About SNA Displays

SNA Displays brings creative visions to life by building high-end digital displays as vivid and dynamic as the imagination. SNA Displays employs a team of SNAPros®—engineers, skilled project managers, systems experts, installation managers, and support staff—whose mission is total project satisfaction.

SNA Displays is headquartered in Times Square and has worked with clients to design and build some of the largest and most recognizable digital spectaculars in the world. Discover how Dreams Live Digitally® at snadisplays.com.

About Sensory Interactive

Sensory Interactive evaluates, plans, launches, and operates digital experiences that generate revenue and connect brands to audiences. The company works with world-class institutions and organizations to produce promotional platforms, digital out-of-home platforms, dynamic environments, and creative content. From its headquarters in Washington, DC, and offices in Austin, Boston, Dallas, New York, and Atlanta, Sensory Interactive provides services covering an installation’s full life cycle, including project, revenue, and operational management. For more information, visit sensoryinteractive.net.

Scroll to Top