You no longer need to be in Paris to experience Leonardo DaVinci’s Mona Lisa. With its newly restored Arts & Culture app and website, Google is making art more accessible than ever.
The art aggregating tool launched in 2011 as the Google Art Project, with the goal of making art more readily available. After a recent renovation, the app is back with new features, more educational content, and a more visually pleasing interface. It now allows users to search by artist, medium, subject, color, and location – or even virtually tour some of the world’s most famous museums.
“Just as the world’s precious artworks and monuments need a touch-up to look their best, the home we’ve built to host the world’s cultural treasures online needs a lick of paint every now and then,” Google executives wrote in a blog post on Tuesday. “We’re ready to pull off the dust sheets and introduce the new Google Arts & Culture website and app, by the Google Cultural Institute. The app lets you explore anything from cats in art since 200 BCE to the color red in Abstract Expressionism, and everything in between.” READ MORE.