Google Arts & Culture

Google, Inc.

Price Category Version Released Last Updated Size Compatibility Age
Free Entertainment 6.2.2 Dec 01, 2015 Apr 19, 2018 69 MB iOS 10.0 or later 12+
New in version 6.2.2

• Browse local landmarks in paintings & photos using the Nearby map.
• Improvements for VoiceOver support.
• Support for iPhone X.
• 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 favourite 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 colour – Explore artworks by filtering them by colour or time period
– Virtual tours – Step inside the most famous museums in the world and visit iconic landmarks
– Personal collection – Save your favourite 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 and culture stories

Permissions Notice
– Location: Needed to recommend cultural sites and events based on your current location
– Camera: Needed to recognise artworks and provide related information about them
– Contacts (Get Accounts): Needed to allow sign in with a Google Account in order to store users' favourites and preferences
– Storage: Needed to allow artworks to be recognised and related information to be access while offline

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The world at my doorstep, in the Midwest.
ColorJoy on 5/22/2018
As a textile artist in mid-Michigan, this app allows me to explore cultures beyond my own area without requiring an airplane ticket. I remain in awe of the quality photos and my ability to zoom in on details. Thank you!!!
PLZ put daily notifs
catalina 🍒 on 5/14/2018
i love this app and i want it to be part of my daily routine. please send a notification when a new article is posted. maybe a “artwork of the day” feature?
FrankHarrer on 5/11/2018
Jason Yang 13 on 5/11/2018
Not many landmarks and stuff; just paintings and more paintings. Also it only focuses on European culture. Needs more diversity. I want to learn about Asia Africa and stuff
Kinda disappointed
Laliko19876 on 5/10/2018
I’m from Georigia(county not state) and unfortunately we dont have the ability to use “find your portrait in a museum”. We would be grateful if you correct this mistake. Thank you in advance.
唐唐。zzz on 5/3/2018
This is awesome ~~~ love it
Art and Culture
Kamiely on 4/29/2018
App interesante me gusta porque desde la comodidad de mi hogar puedo conocer muchas culturas del pasado.
Why You Lyin Why U Alsways Lyin
okcardid on 4/22/2018
Why is the museum self portrait only available on limited locations? Why
WordsWithdrawal on 4/13/2018
Quick, easy, fun
NervyDoc 54 on 4/13/2018
I use this on an iPad & iPhone X and it’s just the thing for a quick brain rinse. Even if you aren’t usually down with this sort of stuff, the content & presentation will win you over.
A wonderful app that is not just another way to take selfies
THEDEAK7474 on 4/12/2018
Every artist needs to learn the techniques of masters if they truly want to excel in their work, and being able to zoom into the minute details of a painting with ease is the most helpful and fascinating thing in the world. As for the selfie function, one being angry because they cannot access it and become flattered by a painting that looks sort of similar to their facial features is just another example of narcissism and 1st world problems. Download the app if you want to be truly amazed by the skill work of a human being hundreds of years ago, or stick with Snapchat.
Great but fix it
Th3Gringo on 4/10/2018
This app is awesome but fix it whenever I select an art work it shows other pictures at the same time so I can see anything
Can't make selfie into picture, not in Texas or Illinois
DirtyP78 on 4/7/2018
This is the only reason I want this app and it doesn't work, so I'm deleting this garbage
A huge breathe of artistic Genius presented smartly
HalArl on 3/31/2018
Engaging and informational.
SydneyInTheSnow on 3/26/2018
The art selfie feature hooked me. The art insights kept me.’s ok
AlanLaBudde on 3/24/2018
Tblah blah on 3/24/2018
Google will show you what it wants you to see. They will try to control you and you research. They know where you go and they see you went you’ve been good or bad. Just as Santa, google is there. To know everything about you, and sell it.
Brilliant & beautiful!
Cywilson on 3/20/2018
This is the greatest app I have ever seen!
Texas Left Out of Selfie Search
CHRISTL66 on 3/19/2018
Was so excited to do a selfie search, but could not find where it was in the app. So I read the reviews and discovered Texas was left out of this fun experiment. I will be deleting this app as soon as I finish writing this review.
Awesome app
awesome gal💙💜😋✨ on 3/18/2018
This is a real find.
Love Art
~lucky me ~ on 3/16/2018
Love Google Art. I have and 🤔☺️😉 know that I will see some of the most popular and beautiful, Art and design and ect..
In search of Fame
Crashie1979 on 3/10/2018
I like this feature for fun only. I have all my limbs and don’t look like the profiles do but all in fun.
Useful only in a few major cities
Technodad on 3/3/2018
The app appears to have limited information on smaller or regional museums. Even when asked for local attractions, it will suggest major institutions hundreds of miles away, and not show what is available nearby. That’s a shame, as the major institutions are already in guidebook, but the smaller collections would benefit from a good search engine.
raulrey0 on 3/3/2018
So much to discover!!!!
Portrait matching not available in TX or IL
Katlmill on 3/3/2018
In case you are confused, portrait matching not available in TX or IL.
Just awesome
Daniel Seog on 3/3/2018
It’s greatest
Hibrahsquid on 2/25/2018
This app is so cool
BossAmy7 on 2/24/2018
This apps great I used it for an art paper I wrote and there was lots of info on my painting which really helped! The only problem is the selfie comparison only worked once I was able get compared to a painting but when I tried the next day it was gone and still nowhere to be found and that needs to be fixed.
needs work
84829017466319 on 2/24/2018
cool for browsing art. nobody cares about the written articles, focus less on them and more on making sure the app doesn't crash every time you exit a page.
Thanks Google
Fred Brummell on 2/24/2018
This makes art accessible to everyone!
how much i love this app
Jhfhdhehe on 2/22/2018
i love this app especially the selfie feature
Nathan0774 on 2/20/2018
Not available in Texas?
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.
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