Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Google's Art Project

Art Project is a Google site that allows you to virtually explore museums online. Using Street View technology you can move around museums and galleries around the world viewing and selecting works that interest you. You can navigate floor plans and learn more about the locations and works of art all with a few clicks of your mouse. It isn't quite the same as spending a relaxing afternoon perusing art in a museum, but it is pretty cool!

The Create an Artwork Collection feature allows you to save specific pieces that interest you and build your own collection. You can make comments and share your collection with friends and family.

The following museums are currently featured on the site:

  • Alte Nationalgalerie, Berlin - Germany
  • Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian, Washington DC - USA
  • The Frick Collection, NYC - USA
  • Gemäldegalerie, Berlin - Germany
  • The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC - USA
  • MoMA, The Museum of Modern Art, NYC - USA
  • Museo Reina Sofia, Madrid - Spain
  • Museo Thyssen - Bornemisza, Madrid - Spain
  • Museum Kampa, Prague - Czech Republic
  • National Gallery, London - UK
  • Palace of Versailles - France
  • Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam - The Netherlands
  • The State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg - Russia
  • State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow - Russia
  • Tate Britain, London - UK
  • Uffizi Gallery, Florence - Italy
  • Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam - The Netherlands