Google Arts & Culture

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About this app

Are you curious about what Van Gogh’s Starry Night looks like up close? Have you ever toured the ancient Maya temples or met the inspirational figures of Black history? Do you want to learn about Japan’s unique food culture or incredible Indian railways?

Google Arts & Culture puts the treasures, stories and knowledge of over 2,000 cultural institutions from 80 countries at your fingertips. From the suffragettes who fought for women’s rights, to performing arts at the Paris Opera, to NASA’s archive of stunning images, discover stories about our cultural heritage. It’s your doorway to explore the art, history, people and wonders of our world.

• Art Transfer – Take a photo and transform it with classic artworks
• Art Selfie – Discover portraits that look like you
• Color Palette – Find art by using the colors of your photo
• Art Projector – See how artworks look in real size
• Pocket Gallery – Wander through immersive galleries and get up close to art
• Art Camera – Explore high-definition artworks
• 360° videos – Experience culture in 360 degrees
• Virtual reality tours – Step inside world-class museums
• Street View – Tour famous sites and landmarks
• Explore by time and color – Travel through time and see the rainbow through art
• Art Recogniser – Point your device camera at artworks to learn more about them, even when offline (at select museums only)

More features:
• Exhibits – Take guided tours curated by experts
• Favorites – Save and group your favorite artworks into galleries to share with friends or students
• Nearby – Find museums and exhibitions near you
• Notifications – Subscribe to receive weekly highlights or favorite content updates
• Translate – Use the translate button to read about exhibits from around the world in your language

Permissions notice:
• Location: used to recommend cultural sites and events based on your current location
• Camera: used to recognise artworks and provide related information about them
• Contacts (Get Accounts): used to allow sign in with a Google Account, in order to store users' favourites and preferences
• Storage: used to allow artworks to be recognised and related information to be accessed while offline
Updated on
Oct 25, 2023

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
No data shared with third parties
Learn more about how developers declare sharing
This app may collect these data types
Location, Personal info and 5 others
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted

Ratings and reviews

51.2K reviews
Toby Zidle
November 23, 2023
I love Google Arts & Culture! I am using it with a desktop computer. not a phone. There are, however, quirks I'd like to have fixed. Search does not work at all. I can approximate it with Google search, but it gives me a very limited version of the rich magnitude of selection options I would normally have. On my Google Home Mini, Google Arts & Culture has a very neat slide show mode which is sorely missed in this version. Still it's very enjoyable. Rate it a B++.
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Jessica M
October 23, 2022
As an artist this app is a fantastic education resource! As a UX/UI designer, it drives me crazy. There are parts of the UI that are fairly sleek, the articles and slideshows are nice enough. Other components have potential but the interface is clunky, glitchy, hardly worthy of being part of a Google app. The idea of the coloring game is so great but the functionality is lacking, you can barely zoom, it freezes, you can't customize the color palettes. Pleeeease fix it.
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Mustard man2
January 23, 2021
Google is doing an amazing public service with this app. It's very good, especially when used with Google cast on a high resolution TV. I only wish you could set up an auto-slideshow through google cast or even the app to move through all of the art works of a genre or that an artist has made Instead of selecting individual works one by one. I have to manually click through all of the images and their are hundreds, sometimes thousands, to go through. Otherwise great, want more.
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What's new

• We've consolidated our navigation bar into three items - 'Inspire', 'Play' and 'Explore'.
• Design improvements to the 'Inspire' feed make it easier to like, share and find related content.
• Find our Camera features and other cultural playables in the 'Play' tab.
• Use the new 'Explore' tab to browse our partners' wide corpus of cultural content through topics such as Fashion, Food and Visual arts.