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If you've ever felt like being a tourist is only fun with money, this app is for you. Why spend $20 on museum admission when some of America's most significant works of art and architecture are free to view every day? CultureNOW's iPhone app puts thousands of sites at your fingertips, along with location maps, tour routes, historical info and analysis, photographs, and podcasts.
From New York to Los Angeles, Albuquerque to Toledo, Portland to Providence, Kansas City to Culver City, 35 public art collections are partnering with cultureNOW to showcase their artworks creating our digital National Gallery. All entries are searchable by title, artist or architect, collection, and a GPS feature finds sites wherever you happen to be.
Look at over 12,000 photos. Find artworks by Picasso, Calder, Lichtenstein, Haring, Koons, Beuys, Hockney, and buildings by McKim, Mead & White, Frank Gehry, Philip Johnson, I.M. Pei, Richard Meier and Robert AM Stern.
Listen to more than 350 podcasts by artists, architects, planners, historians and curators including Richard Haas, Tony Rosenthal, Alice Aycock and Hugh Hardy.
Walk the all-night always sold out July 4th tour of Revolutionary New York on your own time or one of the other 19 tours posted online.
If you've ever wondered about that sculpture, mosaic or building you pass everyday on your trip to work, this app gives you a chance to find out more about it.
cultureNOW is a nonprofit organization that dedicates itself to celebrating our vast cultural environment as a gallery that exists beyond museum walls through cultural tourism and arts education.