Google Arts & Culture 12+

Discover Museums and Artwork

Google LLC

    • 4.5 • 288 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 9.0.47

• Bug fixes and minor improvements.

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
288 Ratings

288 Ratings

Livokay ,

Lovely but also disappointing :(

I really like this app but I really wish the portrait/selfie comparison was available! It was the one of the main reasons I downloaded the app, and it was just a huge disappointment when I found out it wasn’t available in South Africa! :(
Please make it available worldwide!!!

Tallulahlucy ,

Great content, impossible to navigate

I feel like I have to fight against the app to actually read and enjoy the content. Accidentally click on something? Zero way to get back to what you were reading. Want to zoom in and look at a painting? It’s great that you can but if you want to do anything else in the app you have to exit the app and run a search from scratch to actually read about the painting you were looking at. Such wasted potential. The frustrating user experience makes me far less likely to use the app.

Cameran R. ,

Where’s the Selfie option

I, Honestly, only downloaded this app for the selfie/painting comparison option and I see, now, that it’s not available in South Africa. I gave it three stars because there’s an entire Harry Potter art collection and even though I’m not a huge art fan, I can appreciate the Wizarding World and all the things that come with it...but I’m still gonna delete the app in the next week or so and download it if/when the selfie option is available to us in SA

App Privacy

The developer, Google LLC, 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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