Google Arts & Culture

Google, Inc.

Price Category Version Released Last Updated Size Compatibility Age
Free Entertainment 6.3.13 Dec 01, 2015 Jul 16, 2018 69.5 MB iOS 10.0 or later 12+
New in version 6.3.13

• View paintings in AR: Use augmented reality to see real-size artworks in front of you.
• Search with your selfie: Now available in Australia, Brazil, Canada, India, Japan, Korea, 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 recognized and related information to be access while offline

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Brain Chanamjian on 8/20/2018
Love it. You can observe art up close.
NicEckert on 8/19/2018
Wish there was a way to cLick on painting on the walls and few their info even if they aren’t the ones that are specifically picked by the app
Very uninteresting 😕
missunknown0725 on 8/17/2018
I got bored of it very quickly
App doesn’t work:(
nj12349876 on 8/16/2018
App doesn’t work:(
Expect acular
polarismaui on 8/15/2018
This go beyond my expectations
Temples of Italy
rp4z5 on 8/7/2018
Wow really neat!
Arts and Culture
caf 73008 on 7/31/2018
I was thrilled to find this app on my phone. I love it.
Hdjdjdjfkfjcj on 7/29/2018
Pretty great 👌🏽💯
Amazing app
nadnerb98 on 7/21/2018
It is great to have access to so much art on demand. My kids love exploring all of the different types of art and artists. Also it is really helpful in a museum to be able to learn more about the different pieces on exhibit.
Incredible Resource
Milkpistols on 7/19/2018
This app is nothing short of brilliant. Stunning zoom feature. Vast collection of works. Jaw dropping, great job!
Zoom in feature.
Fillip McGowski on 7/12/2018
Great app but one aspect of it that I like on the iPhone is that you can zoom in and really see the details of the art work. Unfortunately on the iPad it doesn’t let you zoom in. I don’t know if this is a glitch that needs to be fixed or what. I use this feature a lot to study art and become a better artist myself, and to be able to use this tool on a bigger screen instead of a phone would be ideal. I hope you take this into consideration. Thank you
Is your portrait in a museum function missing
Pablosfpoa on 7/12/2018
I downloaded this app only to use the Is your portrait in a museum? Feature but it is not available anymore. Why?
Fantastic app but in this version the zoom is not working
Cna13313 on 7/4/2018
It’s a great app ant it’s add free ! The quality is very high and enjoying. After update to this version I can’t zoom
The start of something great.
ZotaTug on 7/3/2018
Nobody can guess how this data base will be used. A very good start has been made.
Cannot zoom
8of9 on 7/2/2018
The zoom button no longer works?
Horrible developers
MysticMaven on 6/26/2018
Stick with Apple APIs Google. You keep using your own and they are HORRIBLE!!! (Ie Youtube) Can’t zoom out with two fingers. Zooming in is slow and choppy. AR barely works.
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ParimaaB on 6/23/2018
This is the best app ever! Thanks a million 💛
Cool; but full screen art please!
MK500 on 6/17/2018
Please allow us to view the art image full screen in retina mode (high dpi) with black borders. The text menus at the top distract when you just want to take in the piece of art. Simple fast (cached) pinch-to-zoom in this mode would make examining brush strokes and details great! I really like the idea of this app. Clearly an immense amount of work and resources have been dedicated to this; which I appreciate. The informative text and background info is awesome. But the interface feels clunky; like a web site from a decade ago.
Very educational
lalalalalala69696969 on 6/16/2018
Best app! Obsessed!
Ang1331 on 6/13/2018
WA W A Wa assume that we
No portrait matching feature?
Pumpkintine on 6/12/2018
If there is I can’t find it. That was the whole point of downloading this app, if I can’t in the next 30 min it’s getting deleted.
Simple App to Appreciate Art
miaedwards13 on 6/10/2018
Cool categories and interesting facts culminate to an immersive art appreciation experience.
A gift
Charteand on 6/9/2018
The best part of your Arts and Culture app is to focus on ONE artwork at a time, difficult to do in a museum. However, the vital experience of being IN a museum, continues to be unique, because it allows us to relate personally to the artwork. Bravo, Google...
Not following iOS navigation standards
Mvniekerk on 6/8/2018
Another frustrating Google application that disregards the swipe to go back gesture in ios. App is extremely slow to start up - 30 seconds at least. Loading of video and image artifacts inside the application also slow to load. Frustrating experience in total.
Cute and great matches!
rls1980k on 6/8/2018
These are so much fun to use with my daughters. The photos lineup pretty well - realistic snapshots and my kids love making silly faces to try and fool the app into crazy matches.
Wow! What a resource!!
Cor Carriero on 6/7/2018
Google Arts and Culture is an amazing resource - a treasury of links to over 1,000 international museums, galleries and cultural institutions. The entire site is searchable in many cases in a variety of ways- alphabetically, chronologically, geographically, and by medium. As an educator I am awed and excited by its potential for use in every curriculum area! As an everyday person I get caught up in exploring and learning every single time I open the app. I am transported to far away places, caught up in the beauty of innumerable works of art, and educated by the “stories” that are included.
Very accurate
TheLutePlayer on 6/3/2018
Looks just like my friend James. Look up “the lute player”.
Arts and culture
Jogemma on 5/25/2018
I’ve been sleeping way to long! I have so much to learn. The hidden meanings in Frida Kahlo’s paintings is a great place start.
Sniffer than sniff on 5/24/2018
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..
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