Google Arts & Culture 12+

See artworks, museums and more


    • 4.4 • 6.3K Ratings
    • Free



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
• Colour Palette – Find art by using the colours 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 colour – 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
• Favourites – Save and group your favourite artworks into galleries to share with friends or students
• Nearby – Find museums and exhibitions near you
• Notifications – Subscribe to receive weekly highlights or favourite 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

What’s New

Version 10.9.3

• Bug fixes and minor improvements.

Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
6.3K Ratings

6.3K Ratings

SolCarneiro ,

Not user friendly

Loving this app, the amount of info it has and the detailed photos of the works really makes this app a great tool but unfortunately the UX on iPad is not great, there isn’t a back arrow/ button when you go from artist to artist so I keep on having to go to Home and search the artist all over again (it also doesn’t save your last search on the search bar) which becomes annoying if you were far down on the works. A small detail that changes the whole experience.
Besides that, awesome app.

elon's megladon ,

Really great but...

That little “Google Arts and Culture” banner that always comes down annoys the life out of me. I understand why you would have it there, but its presence stops me from becoming absorbed in a painting. The art should come before your self promo! Like get that moneyyyyyy bish but don’t interfere with the Hopper. Also I would like to see more work from artists such as Bacon, or Freud, or Wyeth, but there’s a lot of other artists on there already and I’m having fun looking at different people’s work, so it’s not a massive issue

Sazzakai ,

Banner is infuriating

The whole point of viewing art online (especially during lockdown and museums are closed) , is to be able to examine the picture carefully with no interruptions. However when you zoom in on a painting on this app, a banner pops up if you lift your finger off the picture. It’s so annoying, and lets the app down. Would be great if designers could fix this small issue, would definitely give users a seamless and enjoyable experience. If this was not an issue I would rate 5 star as the app is great 👍🏽

App Privacy

The developer, Google, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Location
  • Contact Info
  • Contacts
  • User Content
  • Search History
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics
  • Other Data

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Location
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary based on, for example, the features you use or your age. Learn More

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