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
Apr 15, 2024

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

51.7K reviews
December 21, 2023
A neat app that has plenty of things to explore whether you're an artist or not. It has a ton of virtual exhibits and collections that are free to view. The UI of the app is pleasing to look at as well ever since they've updated it last year. My only complaint is when viewing the art, it's not high resolution until you zoom in. It would be nice to get a dark mode for this app as well.
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Phillip Bridges
February 11, 2024
App is buggy and slow to load. If I switch apps momentarily to respond to a text, or simply lock my phone and reopen in, the app frequently loses and context of what I am viewing and requires I reload it. Wish the app could have some customization to prefer certain styles, artists, and museums or show a recently viewed. When used in a museum, a recently viewed function is great to refind art info. Cool app, but UI needs some work.
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A Google user
November 29, 2018
Now that the selfie-artwork comparisons feature has been enabled in my region, it's a fun hook to using the app to explore various works of art. When I originally tried the app in January 2018 it was not fully functional in my state. Though it took a bit of time, it's good to see the developer address the issues. (As I recall, there were problems with copyright laws in various US states.)
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Google LLC
November 29, 2018
Thank you for your feedback. We've now launched the Art Selfie feature globally. We hope that you'll enjoy discovering portraits that look like you.

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.