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
Aug 14, 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

51.1K reviews
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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A Google user
September 28, 2018
Not sure what all the bad reviews are about. I see people leaving 1 star because they couldn't find the Art Selfie feature, which is literally on the main screen when you open the app. The level of detail you can see what in almost all paintings and other art pieces is just mind blowing, I've never had any slowness or freezing issues, Art Selfie works great, information about museums, paintings, artists, etc is really helpful and educational. Front page is constantly displaying new items, so even if you're getting the app only for the selfie feature you might accidentally learn something.
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A Google user
March 12, 2020
Love this app! I was not expecting to honestly. The imagery is stunning. For example, the 3d view of artifacts is so detailed you can literally see the texture as if you're physically in the museum browsing these works of art. Extensive collection with lots of variety. I experienced no glitches or crashes. Very useful and educational!
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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.