Are you curious about what Van Gogh’s Starry Night looks like up close? Or the difference between modern and contemporary art? Would you like to wander round a museum halfway across the world? With Google Arts & Culture you can visit top exhibits, zoom in on artworks in mind-blowing detail and browse thousands of stories, photos, videos, and manuscripts. Be your own curator by finding your favorites, creating your own collections and sharing them with friends. Travel anywhere with tours of iconic sites, famous buildings and natural wonders, on your screen or in VR. Learn something new everyday. Google Arts & Culture has collaborated with over 1,200 museums, galleries and institutions in 70 countries to make their exhibits available for everyone online. Start exploring, now. Features: • Zoom views - Experience every detail of the world’s greatest treasures • Virtual Reality - Grab your Google Cardboard viewer and immerse yourself in arts and culture • Browse by time and color - Explore artworks by filtering them by color or time period • Virtual tours - Step inside the most famous museums in the world and visit iconic landmarks • Personal collection - Save your favorite artworks and share your collections with friends and students • Nearby - Find museums and cultural events around you • Exhibits - Take guided tours curated by experts • Daily digest - Learn something new every time you open the app • Art Recognizer - When visiting a museum you can now point your device camera at artworks to learn more about them, even when offline (at select museums) • Notifications - Subscribe to receive updates about the top arts & culture stories • Translate - Use the translate button to read exhibits from around the world in your language Permissions Notice • Location: Needed to recommend cultural sites and events based on your current location • Camera: Needed to recognize artworks and provide related information about them
So broad and comprehensive it is unusable; you might as well use the internet. If you want specificity, like favorite paintings by favorite artists, Pinterest is more functional. The only competitive advantage this has is geographic locations. Let’s say I want to revisit the Louvre, well this works well for museum tours. Hundreds of thousands of items and articles presumes you have infinite time and no plan. If you like to meander endlessly without goal or outcome, other than killing time, than this is for you. If you want to create order and structure out of your artistic preferences and explore undiscovered items similar to what you love, skip this app. I am going to give it another week and then either delete it or revise the review. Let’s see.
I appreciate the effort but sometimes waiting a little bit longer to release a complete app is better than and early release of a mediocre app. I hate this thing, I know is free but I have seem better free apps than this thing from Google. Come on guys I know you can do better than this crap!
These museums are bringing up memories and giving me ideas for future treks.
i would like to be able to add a piece from where i am to my gallery rather than having to like the piece in order to go to my likes & then add it to a gallery from there. very annoying! other than that it’s the most amazing way to learn about the evolvement of art.
Almost impossible to get through any simulation on iPad without the app crashing.
I used to love browsing through different exhibits. Since the update, on my 2019 iPad Pro the frame rates when browsing in street view went from smooth to very, very choppy...bordering on unusable. The interface is sluggish as well.
Downloaded the new update, started it, but no camera icon. What’s the problem? Would like to experiment with art transfer.
Not happy with the IPad Version of the App. In the App, there are instructions informing me to “install” the App if I want to use particular features. I have already installed it. I have an iPad Pro; why can’t I have all the features as the “phone” version. Where’s the Art Transfer feature?
Honestly, the only reason the people have It one star was because this selfie future was not available in their region which is kind of petty because this is a great app and Google worked really hard on it so honestly those people go back to posting your Snapchat dog filters on Instagram.
Great content, terrible functionality. iPad Pro- images that pop open on my iPhone 11 will not open on my iPad Pro. And I’ve been searching where to trouble shoot and find info.. but nothing.