Google Arts & Culture

Google, Inc.

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App last updated Feb 14, 2018
New in version 6.1.11

• Add stories and themes to your Favorites.
• Bug fixes and minor improvements.

Search with your selfie: Now available in Australia, Canada, India, New Zealand, Singapore and parts of the U.S. Stay tuned as we try to improve and expand this experiment.


Keep exploring with Google Arts & Culture. Meet the people, visit the places and learn about the events that shaped our world. Discover collections curated by experts from the most famous museums. Be moved by stories depicted in thousands of photos, videos, manuscripts and artworks on every type of screen and in virtual reality. Find your favorite artworks, create your own collections and share them with friends.

Google Arts & Culture has collaborated with over 1,200 international museums, galleries and institutions from 70 countries to make their exhibits available for everyone online.

- Zoom Views - Experience every detail of the world’s greatest treasures
- Virtual Reality - Grab your Google Cardboard viewer and immerse yourself in arts and culture
- Browse by time and color - Explore artworks by filtering them by color or time period
- Virtual tours - Step inside the most famous museums in the world and visit iconic landmarks
- Personal collection - Save your favorite artworks and share your collections with friends
- Nearby - Find museums and cultural events around you
- Exhibits - Take guided tours curated by experts
- Daily digest - Learn something new every time you open the app
- Art Recognizer - Learn more about artworks by pointing your device camera at them, even when offline (at select museums)
- Notifications - subscribe to receive updates on the top arts & culture stories

Permissions Notice
- Location: Needed to recommend cultural sites and events based on your current location
- Camera: Needed to recognize artworks and provide related information about them
- Contacts (Get Accounts): Needed to allow sign in with a Google account, in order to store users favorites and preferences
- Storage: Needed to allow artworks to be recognized and related information to be access while offline

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Love the concept
cmvales on 2/19/2018
Can there be a local media component for this?
False advertising
Furiousracer313 on 2/18/2018
Downloaded this for the find your portrait feature and it is no longer there. Wasted my time and deleted the app.
Techno wiz101 on 2/17/2018
The most innovative, interesting, and educational app out there, freaken genius!!!
Cool app
JonskyNyc on 2/17/2018
Ppl crying and threatening google because they live in The electric chair state or Chirac, it’s entertainment Relax, shut up and get a life. Smh
App isn’t complete mobile friendly
Luzyourmind on 2/17/2018
I do think it is annoying that the selfie comparison is still not available to Houston users. It’s nice to be able to look at art close up.
I can’t find the “is your portrait in a museum” feature
Tmnt tmnt on 2/17/2018
I can’t find the “is your portrait in a museum” feature. PLEASE HELP!!!
Endlessly enthralling
LCCothern on 2/16/2018
Exceedingly exciting, enduringly enticing.
really want to use the compare your selfie...
Carrrlly on 2/14/2018
feature in germany!! please make this available everywhere. app is amazing otherwise.
Selfie option not available in Texas.
Notengo nombre on 2/14/2018
The app it self is good I learned a lot but is a big disappointment that here in Texas we don’t have the selfie option, I confess that the reason I downloaded the app to begin with, but might delete if I am not going to get all of its features : (
Get over it and work all over the US
David Stanaway on 2/14/2018
The selfie feature is not available where I am at. Just add a disclaimer you have to acknowledge to use the feature or something. How you have chosen to handle geo fencing this is very user unfriendly.
JaberHM on 2/14/2018
What about Middle East!!!!!!!!!!!
Ebeneezer8 on 2/9/2018
Such interesting content! Rich, in depth subjects, and even VR in many museums. Very cutting edge and fascinating.
Kind of bummed
Sj11111 on 2/9/2018
Many have already put this, but I was disappointed finding out the app doesn't work completely in Texas. I think it's a neat app, but I wasted a lot of time looking for what appears to be non existent. At least add that to your description so you don't waste people's time.
Why exclude Texas?
Jessception on 2/8/2018
I love art, but the only reason I downloaded this app was to use the fun museum portrait selfie feature. After getting frustrated trying to find the link I eventually found out why. Texas and Illinois are excluded. Bogus. I’m deleting this app. Let me know when you fix this issue.
Doesn’t work as advertised typical
Nonhalal on 2/8/2018
Like other google things this is not working like it should. Gboard was a fail and so is this app.
wildovenking on 2/7/2018
Where is the selfie feature???
I want the selfie feature too
Girl With No Pear Earring on 2/5/2018
Got this app for one reason and apparently not everyone can even access it.
Took too long to find Portrait mode inside the app so I deleted it
Instagram❤😃 on 2/4/2018
Waste of time. Have the Portrait function be one of the first things you see.
Nice ap
Andypic75 on 2/4/2018
Very nice
Not working
Hammyfan24601 on 2/3/2018
I just got the app and when I open it it just says there was an error loading the page. I have tried deleting it and redownloading. App support doesn’t work because it tries to take me to a link in the app which doesn’t work because the app won’t load! Very disappointed, and hoping that someone can help me figure out why it won’t load!
Jkchappell on 2/3/2018
Thanks for tanking my self esteem!!!
Texas and Illinois
Sean the Truck Driver on 2/1/2018
So apparently Texas and Illinois have laws that require companies to let users know if biometric data gets used commercially. Google doesn’t want to do that, so no art selfie. Guess we now know what Google was using the new “free” feature for. As they say, if you’re not the paying customer, you’re the product.
Great app
Cnrtut on 1/31/2018
I love this app , and I love art great combination
Not there yet
the one true Bryan on 1/31/2018
Can’t hide the title bar or save pictures ruins this app
Great app, matched me to a picture of my relative
Jedtrix on 1/30/2018
I read an ignorant app review about how we need engineers of color so that more history of colored people will appear, as if engineers of color will somehow find the history of colored people magically that doesn’t exist and bring those magical museums with all those nonexistent artifacts from fantasyland to reality. Hey racist mixed Asian app reviewer, I’m pretty sure that calling people of color “people of color” is racist, not only towards everyone since we are all a color, but it sounds like you’re in 1950’s grade school referring to people that aren’t of the white color, which is racist towards white people. Sorry dude, they make a black, red, brown, yellow, MAGA orange, and white crayon, it’s not translucent, it’s a color too. Racist. Now as for this app, it’s great. Lots of work has been spent on this app to bring the level of detail to it, as well as so many features, such as everyone’s favorite of matching a selfie with artwork. It matched me with a king of a country that I know I am related to. First or second try!! That’s pretty good. As for my racist half Asian friend whom complained about this feature: read my opinion about this at the top of my review.
No face match feature
Hananah1010 on 1/30/2018
Why the heck would google make the coolest feature of this app only available in certain places? Seriously I have no use for this app other than for the face match tool. So disappointed.
horvkptwbur on 1/30/2018
So if I drive up to Wisconsin, I can use the selfie feature? Seems awfully stupid and dysfunctional. Is it a permanent ban in Illinois and Texas? Artful minds need to know.
If there was a no star option I would use it
cmstepanian on 1/30/2018
I tried to open the app but all it says is that there is an error loading. And I opened it maybe like a few weeks ago and it said that also. So I deleted it and downloaded it again thinking it would work this time and it didn’t.
One of his kind
Yasin uzun on 1/29/2018
One of his kind
#storyofmylife on 1/29/2018
the selfie thing is unavailable in my state. it’s ridiculous. I’m a student interested in art and i just want to find a painting that looks like me. now I ain’t gonna get mad over this because all imma find from this is my painting doppelgänger, but still. google quit bein petty 🤣
Won't load
PXMike on 1/29/2018
Would like to try it; however, the app will not load.
rpgormley on 1/28/2018
No more selfie feature. It was just a scam to get you to download the app.
If you are in Chicago
Sweating for the Wedding on 1/28/2018
You cannot use the 'is your portrait in a museum' part of the app. Disappointing.
Made that decision easier
Migrainessssss on 1/28/2018
You realize that you’re not going to sell any Google phones in Illinois and Texas now right? Not out of protest of seeing a museum selfie but because we don’t know what features will work...
ESPAÑA FRANCE on 1/27/2018
Mi hija me ha informado acerca de esta aplicación. ¡Al fin algo más para las artes y la cultura! ¡Ya era tiempo! Ma fille m’a informé à propos de cette application. Enfin il y a quelque chose de plus pour les arts et la culture! Il était temps!
dws97 on 1/27/2018
Having So much fun with this app. it’s amazing how some of these can be so spot on and some of them are just plain hilarious.
Great, needs one thing
Reus101 on 1/26/2018
Great resource! I have just a minor detail to suggest: under Art Movements, add Hudson River School. It’s an early-to-mid 1800s American art movement which depicts epic landscapes. Well known artists of the Hudson River School include Thomas Cole, Albert Bierstadt, and Frederick Edwin Church.
Why no face match?
Susan, Ph.D. on 1/26/2018
I want the face match in Texas!
All the hype about a feature that my AP doesn’t have...
chrispy1222 on 1/26/2018
Downloaded it for the selfie comparison to art part of the app and that feature either isn’t there at all or I simply can’t find it. I did see where this feature was only available in certain arts of the US. I guess that’s what happened to me. Deleting app.
Mymistakef00ls on 1/25/2018
I waited for an update hoping maybe I’d be able to use the portrait feature, but it won’t let me because of my region, it’s unfair and unnecessary to be honest, I love google a lot but I’m going to have to give this one star
Creepy connections
Lonedz on 1/25/2018
They can really find a picture that looks just like you...
Unlock Doppleganger for all regions
Jwalt Animations on 1/25/2018
Why wouldn’t you unlock that one feature for all regions? What a terrible move.
animetities on 1/25/2018
Why don’t y’all have the selfie search here in Texas??? I mean the all it self is 100% awesome but can we in Texas have the selfie search here
kristenbean on 1/24/2018
I can't use to the Is your face in a museum feature since I live in Illinois, I'm seeing many others say this as well. Not sure why this is a thing..? It seems kind of stupid and unnecessary.
trekdude79 on 1/24/2018
No matter what angle or lighting I keep getting a Korean or Chinese portrait. With vast plethora of Hispanic art out in the world kinda hard to believe I keep getting matched with Asian portraits I would be more forgiving with Filipino portraits due to common heritage.
No Selfie app
ntc479 on 1/24/2018
This is terrible. The selfie thing won’t work in New Orleans. Trying way to hard for no reason.
Selfie section
Newtonburger on 1/24/2018
Why roll out a feature to only parts of the US?!
This is neat! 🎨
Artsy Fartsy Mommy on 1/24/2018
I love to learn about art & culture, so this app is perfect!!!
FlyingSnake on 1/24/2018
The app is nice. I like the view of places like Stonehenge. The collections seem jumbled, like when you just move in and you have everything in piles that still need to go where the really belong. It’s all there, just confusing. Also my closest, “near me,” art location is 190 miles away in this app when I know there is a good art museum less than 5 miles where I sit. It just seems like this is a beta app, but it’s not marketed as one. Nice, but a bit disappointing.
Does not work
Newbie3gs on 1/24/2018
No “is your portrait in a museum”. Option
Fact Sheet
  • Publisher: Google, Inc.
  • Category: Entertainment
  • Released: Dec 01, 2015
  • Current Version Released: Feb 14, 2018
  • Version: 6.1.11
  • Size: 67.2 MB
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 10.0 or later.
  • Recommended Age: 12+
  • Game Center Certified: No
  • Supported Languages: Afrikaans; Basque; Central Khmer; Catalan; Valencian; Czech; Dutch; Flemish; English; French; German; Hindi; Hungarian; Indonesian; Italian; Japanese; Korean; Latvian; Polish; Portuguese; Romanian; Moldavian; Russian; Chinese; Spanish; Castilian; Thai; Chinese; Turkish; Ukrainian;
  • Parental Advisory: Mild Profanity or Crude Humor; Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References; Suggestive Themes; Mild Sexual Content and Nudity;