I can’t honestly say how useful this application is as I don’t own an iPhone, but it sounds like a good idea. It’s a free application (I believe there is also a pro version for a small fee) available from iTunes which guides you to art museums, exhibitions and galleries around the world. If it does what it’s supposed to do it would be a must have for art travelers.
“Admittedly, we are still missing lots of info, but already have over 12,000 artists and 2600 galleries in our system – but we can only be as good as the people who provide us the info… Anyway, we developed this tool to make navigating the art world easy and hope that more and more people are going to make use of it.” hopnear
Find out more about the artnear iPhone application at the hopnear website here or look for it in the iTunes store.