Since it launched the Google Art Project five years ago, Google’s been pouring serious money and time into efforts to make art and culture accessible to everyone (who has the internet and appropriate devices, of course), from digitizing collections to offering virtual tours of museums.
Through more than 300 images now posted online, you can explore the vibrant activism of Buenos Aires street art from your computer.
By now, we’re used to museums partnering with the Google Art Project and sharing selections of their popular or less known collections online. However, this month a photography museum finally got into the mix, with the George Eastman House, the oldest photography museum in the world, offering an initial 50 images from its extensive collections online.
This great video tells the very detailed history of Bruegel’s August/September masterpiece, “The Harvesters” (1565).
Artists in the digital age and presenting art online, as well as exhibiting online art in offline spaces, were the focus of a couple of panels at Internet Week, a citywide festival examining the digital landscape that was held May 14 to 21.
Google Art Project launched last year with 17 institutions but today the number has ballooned to 100+.