Archive of Archives - Animal Crossing Edition

With the global Covid-19 pandemic persisting into the late spring of 2020, the California Bay Area shelter-in-place orders have been further extended. Missing the physical presence of the museum and its gallery works, a Magnes staffer recreated the exhibition An Archive of Archives: Roman Vishniac's Exhibition History | New York, 1971-72 for the Animal Crossing: New Horizons digital space. Here, players of the game can use their cell phones to transfer* select Vishniac images into their own Animal Crossing game on the Nintendo Switch and experience our #MuseumFromHome. 

Parents ask your children for permission to play.

*To transfer these images, a Nintendo Switch, Animal Crossing: New Horizons, a Nintendo Online Account, and a mobile phone with the Switch app are needed.