Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Explore the Tate in your Underwear

Ha ha. Just kidding. But I'll bet that got your attention, didn't it? Check this out: I just learned about the amazing Google Cultural Institute, which allows you to “explore art projects, historic moments, and world wonders to experience the art and ideas that shape our world right from your own home,” through the magic of the interweb. How cool is that? Not only can you prowl around the Musée d'Orsay or the Metropolitan Museum of Art, but dozens of smaller museums like the Van Gogh Museum and the Dulwich Picture Gallery, and even take a virtual tour of The White House! If you've made a resolution to visit more museums, this is an exciting way to do it.

Google Cultural Institute has many amazing features, including the ability to curate your very own online museum from thousands of high resolution images. Use the mind-boggling “power of zoom” to see details you never knew existed. Interact with others by sending and commenting on favorite pieces. This is the museum of the future-- you owe it to yourself to experience it. Print of Carnation, Lily, Lily, Rose by John Singer Sargent from Google Institute.

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