Fantastic program for art lovers and students everywhere started by Google…
I was enjoying myself this morning touring museums on the Google Art Project, a major collection tour of 17 world famous museums including The Museum of Modern Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Frick Collection, and the Freer Gallery of Art and International Museums such as The Museo Reina Sofia, Madrid – Spain, The Museum Kampa, Prague – Czech Republic, The National Gallery, London – England (one of my favorites), The Palace of Versailles – France, and The State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg – Russia, among others.
The website enables users to discover and view more than 1,000 artworks online in extraordinary detail, with documentation on the works, biographies of artists, interactive 360 degree tours of the galleries and more.
For someone trapped in West Virginia like me, this is a remarkable opportunity to experience the joys of art tourism without leaving my living room.
The site was launched today after 18 months of development in cooperation with the 17 museums. Artwork can be seen in extremely high resolution and viewed in microscopic detail.
Take a look… http://www.googleartproject.com,… and have a good time.
- Explore Artworks in Top Museums of the World Using Google Art Project (googletutor.com)
- Great Art Via Google (blogs.sitepoint.com)
- Young artists debut at Phoenix Art Museum (rakschoolsetc.wordpress.com)
- Google Art Project Makes Art More Accessible (segmation.wordpress.com)
- You: The Cultural Calculation: Museum Fees – New York Times (news.google.com)
- The Frick Collection Names a New Director (nytimes.com)
- Art and Mirrors (leesramblingblog.wordpress.com)
- Origin of Goth Eyes (mysoulleapt.wordpress.com)
Posted on June 14, 2011, in Announcement, Art, Arts, creativity, Education, history, Internet, News, Opinion, Theatre and Art, Word from Bill, World News and tagged Freer Gallery of Art, Frick Collection, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Museum, Museum of Modern Art, National Gallery, Palace of Versailles. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.