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Google Arts & Culture
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Are you curious about what Van Gogh’s Starry Night looks like up close? Or the difference between modern and contemporary art? Would you like to wander round a museum halfway across the world? With Google Arts & Culture you can visit top exhibits, zoom in on artworks in mind-blowing detail and browse thousands of stories, photos, videos, and manuscripts. Be your own curator by finding your favorites, creating your own collections and sharing them with friends. Travel anywhere with tours of iconic sites, famous buildings and natural wonders, on your screen or in VR. Learn something new everyday. Google Arts & Culture has collaborated with over 1,200 museums, galleries and institutions in 70 countries to make their exhibits available for everyone online. Start exploring, now. Features: • 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 color - Explore artworks by filtering them by color or time period • Virtual tours - Step inside the most famous museums in the world and visit iconic landmarks • Personal collection - Save your favorite artworks and share your collections with friends and students • 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 - When visiting a museum you can now point your device camera at artworks to learn more about them, even when offline (at select museums) • Notifications - Subscribe to receive updates about the top arts & culture stories • Translate - Use the translate button to read exhibits from around the world in your language Permissions Notice • Location: Needed to recommend cultural sites and events based on your current location • Camera: Needed to recognize artworks and provide related information about them
An extra star out of respect for the content
by Eat With A Spork on 2020/09/19 15:04
This app was promising but so cumbersome to navigate. Touching certain links pulls you out of your tour with no way to go back. Many of the 360 angles snap back if you let go or pull too far. Very frustrating and not worth the download. Check out videos on Vimeo or other video sharing sites that don’t pester you about premium memberships every 3 seconds.
Omg I love this app!
by HRS5165 on 2020/09/09 04:26
It always brightens my day. So much to learn and explore. I love it and always forget about it but once I open the app I’m in heaven. I love that you can save favorite articles or pictures. There are so many ways to appreciate art within the app so it can fit any need or style of learning and enjoyment. It’s endless! I feel like I never have enough time to browse but there’s constant information so I don’t feel like I missed out on anything, it just keeps coming. Love it!!
Weird to get around
by That's Game. on 2020/08/25 10:26
Such a weird app to navigate, I find myself hitting the home button after a search because there is no back button, and then having to type in my search again to get back to where I was. The content looks decent but too cumbersome for me, the UI needs work.
None of the features work correctly
by chef_nyc on 2020/08/09 12:18
None of the AR based features work correctly. It would be better if google focused on their search engine instead of making half baked apps.
Great app, only one thing
by Maester Pycelle on 2020/08/08 14:09
Great. I only wish I could swipe through my favorites rather than clicking, backing out, and clicking again. Also, it would be nice to have different options for organizing my favorited works—by medium, time period, etc., or even reversing the order— rather than having to always scroll through them from my most recent to the earliest that I favorited; once you gather a decent number, it’s very tedious to navigate them always in the exact same order.
Doesn’t work on iPad Mini 2 - iOS 12.4.4.
by Robostan on 2020/07/27 16:59
According to the App Store, this should work on my iPad mini, but it does not. I tried two different experiences: Visiting the leaning tower of Pisa and taking a tour of a park in France. In both cases, the app would constantly hang after the first slide and would state that an error occurred and it was reloading. After a few minutes of this I quit the app and tried starting again, but same result. I also noticed that there are two icons for my account on the upper right and I suspect there should only be one. Too bad. Looks like an interesting app.
A great contribution
by Wenyuan Leon on 2020/07/19 06:23
This app is in itself an art work of Google. Google has bridged the gap between me and the stock of art knowledge.
Web browser in a shell
by yeyebbcnicknamecantbetaken on 2020/06/10 09:02
Interaction experience the same bad as its website. If you long press a card you can even see Safari link preview pop up. If you visit the website in Safari, it automatically jumps to app, which is just the same web browser. Why install it in the first place if it’s just a web browser in a shell?
Amazing
by The Mina Lisa on 2020/05/18 17:07
So appreciative that this app exists. What generosity that Google even created this, to have this accessibility to art without leaving your home. And they way in which they present it isn’t just “here’s some art, look at it”, you can project masterpieces with your phone on to your own wall, get into sometimes hidden detail of what makes Rembrandt a genius, take virtual tours of the Prada! Almost a crime if you don’t use it.
A great potential unrealized
by Reflect101 on 2020/05/15 14:03
So broad and comprehensive it is unusable; you might as well use the internet. If you want specificity, like favorite paintings by favorite artists, Pinterest is more functional. The only competitive advantage this has is geographic locations. Let’s say I want to revisit the Louvre, well this works well for museum tours. Hundreds of thousands of items and articles presumes you have infinite time and no plan. If you like to meander endlessly without goal or outcome, other than killing time, than this is for you. If you want to create order and structure out of your artistic preferences and explore undiscovered items similar to what you love, skip this app. I am going to give it another week and then either delete it or revise the review. Let’s see.
Surprise this app was developed by Google
by Jemenay on 2020/05/04 05:02
I appreciate the effort but sometimes waiting a little bit longer to release a complete app is better than and early release of a mediocre app. I hate this thing, I know is free but I have seem better free apps than this thing from Google. Come on guys I know you can do better than this crap!
Fascinating - loving this
by HulaKris on 2020/04/29 03:54
These museums are bringing up memories and giving me ideas for future treks.
adding art from where you are to your gallaries
by #smiles on 2020/04/29 03:06
i would like to be able to add a piece from where i am to my gallery rather than having to like the piece in order to go to my likes & then add it to a gallery from there. very annoying! other than that it’s the most amazing way to learn about the evolvement of art.
Constant “problems occur[ing]”
by TBake357 on 2020/04/27 17:15
Almost impossible to get through any simulation on iPad without the app crashing.
Street View inside museums is incredibly choppy
by Jack Dangers on 2020/04/12 17:20
I used to love browsing through different exhibits. Since the update, on my 2019 iPad Pro the frame rates when browsing in street view went from smooth to very, very choppy...bordering on unusable. The interface is sluggish as well.
No camera option
by ssfvt on 2020/04/08 13:38
Downloaded the new update, started it, but no camera icon. What’s the problem? Would like to experiment with art transfer.
“Install the App to view galleries in Augmented Reality”
by Verified Irate on 2020/04/08 13:21
Not happy with the IPad Version of the App. In the App, there are instructions informing me to “install” the App if I want to use particular features. I have already installed it. I have an iPad Pro; why can’t I have all the features as the “phone” version. Where’s the Art Transfer feature?
This ap is awesomeness
by sophia says hi on 2020/04/07 15:03
Honestly, the only reason the people have It one star was because this selfie future was not available in their region which is kind of petty because this is a great app and Google worked really hard on it so honestly those people go back to posting your Snapchat dog filters on Instagram.
Terrible functionality- iPad Pro
by hyphend on 2020/04/06 17:22
Great content, terrible functionality. iPad Pro- images that pop open on my iPhone 11 will not open on my iPad Pro. And I’ve been searching where to trouble shoot and find info.. but nothing.
Better on iPhone than on iPad
by sayonaraML on 2020/04/06 02:19
Features that I want to use on iPad aren’t available which makes this a real ‘meh’ for me. No access to my photos for Art Transfer for example and why is that?
Photos
by Ridama on 2020/04/03 01:44
Real piece of crap
Art Pieces in Collections won’t load
by Scrrtripp on 2020/03/31 13:48
Some parts of the app work okay, but loading a painting fails.
Sparks joy
by new_install on 2020/03/31 02:07
It makes my day. It is like opening a surprise gift everyday. You never know what you are going to find. But, it will delight you and, it will provoke you. It will ignite a spark in you.
Thank you!
by Cycupige on 2020/03/31 00:37
User friendly and high tech. Thanks for offering opportunity to view world class paintings FREE!
Take a tour
by Reedville Artist on 2020/03/29 20:05
A virtual tour is a good way to visit these museums if you can’t physically get there.
Brilliant
by tucsontiger on 2020/03/29 15:58
What a tremendous app. You can visit the entire world in high resolution.
Needs to be organized better and glitchy
by NinjaDancer97 on 2020/03/29 14:02
Kinda glitchy and hard to navigate. I came for the national parks tour and there are constant problems with navigating through them, how to exit and where to find all the video tours. I was lucky that I stumbled upon the 360 tours because they are nowhere near the video tours (which keep glitching on me).
Great site
by djo1249 on 2020/03/29 11:50
Very enjoyable and easy to use.
What is the purpose?
by The OnionEaters on 2020/03/29 04:42
Works some of the time. Example: open Vermeer, nothing. Except it tells me to install the app. Which, by the way, is how I’m opening Vermeer. Needs a lot of work.
Enjoying art from the comfort of home!
by Iris_54 on 2020/03/29 01:18
No need to travel! Now that favorite piece can be displayed right at home!
Help
by rhyolite1 on 2020/03/28 17:37
Can not get out of fire. Want to see something else. But no luck. Need easier way to change subject.
Not User Friendly
by TFCR1 on 2020/03/26 22:19
Not intuitive. Don’t understand “3D”. Just want to see artwork.
New update not work keep error retry again
by BOSS® Joy on 2020/03/25 03:50
New update not work keep error retry again
Online
by bzseez on 2020/03/24 23:35
I am going to use this app for my college online art history class. Thx
Very App-ealing!!!
by artzee one on 2020/03/23 20:04
Free user friendly art app that ENTERTAINS, INFORMS, FASCINATES, and TEACHES! It takes my spirit away from the daily grind of rural life and gives me wings to fly.
What a wonderful place
by #craft! on 2020/03/23 14:20
It’s been so much fun to see all of one artist’s works all in one place!!!!!!!!
Amazing!
by MTM-SD on 2020/03/21 03:32
We love this!
It’s great.
by nonielondon on 2020/03/20 20:22
Enjoy viewing it all.
Absolute Amazing
by secreedon on 2020/03/19 21:21
I am overwhelmed with emotion seeing all the options of amazing wonders all over the World!
Perfect for the dreamer
by cwahinya on 2020/03/19 07:18
Let your imagination run with this platform, and better yet, find inspiration to go and see for yourself.
Judy
by Princess Alvin on 2020/03/18 17:17
This is so awesome, thank you!!
Google Arts and Culture
by Planet funky on 2020/03/15 13:03
How wonderful to be able to take a Virtual Tour of the great Museums of the World! Outstanding and very interactive and user friendly! Janet Funk- Illinois
Keeps stalling, freezing and crashing.
by mp11222 on 2020/03/15 01:49
Not impressed.
Incredible experience
by Ellie2m on 2020/03/14 17:40
Back in 2012 a friend suggested I check out google art project and so I did. What surprised me is how much much google has put into this with amazing close ups, quizzes and content. This app is an art lovers dream!
Cropped artwork
by RogerRhodesia on 2020/03/14 00:40
One is unable to zoom into specific details on artwork. Which defeats the purpose of looking or studying the artist’s style and decisions.
Art. Rembered
by 1sylvia on 2020/03/13 21:56
Although I may not be able to revisit some of the fantastic museums in Europe, this app brings back wonderful memories
So much i didnt know!
by blowin clouds on 2020/02/13 21:28
Better than a text bookk
Thrilled!
by Blue Anubis 25 on 2020/01/29 10:32
I love how I was Abe to access this!
It crashed
by jo mau ma on 2020/01/28 04:59
I spammed the photo it crashed love app doe
Hi
by Elrond's Human on 2020/01/25 18:16
Hey
Not what I wanted
by lksbimam on 2020/01/23 18:38
I am interested in signature identification
Most underrated app by google
by Sleepy robot on 2020/01/20 17:15
This is a treasure mine for the art lovers, almost every day I open a and roam through it once. But some technical glitch are still to be resolved like no controller for video as the native app ui hiders the YouTube controller and also for some reason you can’t click open the link to your web browser..this is a bit frustrating.
Great!
by A1EX9 on 2020/01/19 06:55
I didn’t know much about this app but man, once I downloaded it there’s so much you can do. Especially if you’re an artist or art lover, it’s my favorite app by far.
What do you want to explore?
by Potato Baronness on 2020/01/14 23:25
I wander around this app and marvel at all the places and artists, the architecture and countryside, the volume of information! I don’t know how they do it! It’s simply amazing. It’s a library of art.
Just great!
by -$*63&*+63&63&;+*+* on 2020/01/09 17:32
The app provides an amazing variety of artwork and also provides organization .
Google art and culture
by Robarbel on 2019/12/29 15:43
As a docent, I use this app daily!
Great little app
by Burkepmed on 2019/12/27 20:14
Fun for aha my it is.
Absolutely wonderful!
by Kitty Hawk game girl on 2019/12/23 21:03
If I could only keep one app of the dozens I have, it would be Google arts & culture. It's like walking into a fabulous castle with hundreds of rooms, each one as interesting as the next. Thank you for a great job. Christine
Love learning
by prudencr on 2019/12/05 16:26
Love learning . A culture customs, history, current events
Arts and culture review 🤘🏽😛😋
by 👻👻🎃🎃😻😻🤢🤮🤑 on 2019/12/01 17:28
It’s good but it blurs up a bit.
Fantastic
by Way too unpredictable on 2019/11/28 22:42
Must have for artist
Goggle Arts & Culture
by 10ecjohn on 2019/11/27 22:45
Fantastic collections of incredible diversity. The virtual tours of museums and other places of interest are mostly awesome. Thank you Google.
Wow
by 3rdrayle on 2019/11/24 02:34
Very cool!
Very Informative
by jdodhrsjdan on 2019/11/22 15:09
I enjoy using this app everyday.
“There was an error loading the page”
by atman on 2019/11/11 13:25
“- tap to refresh” I love the app in general however most of the items in the widget in Control Center will not open when you tap them, and if you really want to know about the item you tapped on you have to manually search for it. I deleted and reinstalled the app and it still does this.
Amazing
by robbyCD on 2019/11/10 06:49
Wonderful app to discover some of the most beautiful art ever created. A+
App is never working
by Itsmelikewhoa on 2019/11/06 14:40
It always says there’s an issue and to refresh. When I attempt to refresh, it says the same thing. I give up.
Google Arts and Culture
by 🐠🐟🐬🐳🦋💦🌊 on 2019/11/06 00:41
This app is great...
One of my Favorite apps
by PrincessmamaofTX on 2019/11/04 03:06
Totally opens my world.
This is amazing
by Where the beat go on 2019/10/25 17:03
This is so amazing and opens up your eyes to things that you will never get to see! To teach this to kids is going to be phenomenal because it’s so exciting and the ideas are limitless
Atitude
by Omid Abtahi on 2019/10/02 16:18
This app connect me to more smooth world Thanks and hope to expand it to more geographic area Thanks a lot Hessam
Excellent
by Sadat Amil on 2019/09/27 18:18
Excellent initiative! Some masterpiece image quality is unbelievable ! Already have a great archive.Though some part of the world is almost absent or blank.Hopefully it will cover the whole world in up coming years.
World art
by stc6452 on 2019/09/14 18:28
Google arts and culture should be part of every schools curriculum.
Google Arts and Culture
by D. Hill on 2019/09/03 11:37
The Google Arts and Culture application is the type of application people who are curious about the cultures of the world dream of. To start off the design is in balance with a clear color background and minimal text regarding categories and article titles. Users can easily navigate the main sections of the app from the bottom tab. The app can also be used in various ways whether consuming information from the content provided which ranges from classical artworks articles on historical figures, science as well as a range of other topics. The app can be used to create content by way of galleries the user constructs. The app can even be seen as a observational lens through use of Virtual Reality and Selfies. A short review can’t do this application justice. It is well worth a download just for the ability to enrich your imagination.
Educational & Entertaining
by Mahableshwar on 2019/08/09 21:25
I love Arts & Culture. I explore here when I’m stuck in a line or sitting in a waiting room. It’s like having a museum in my pocket!
Very Profound and Lovely
by Ant-iny on 2019/08/08 22:16
Besides the app not being able to be used offline, this app is stellar in every other aspect. The art is lovely to ponder upon, and my curiosity runs rampant the further I stay online!
The best app on my phone
by Meghmakesart on 2019/08/07 17:51
I am an artist and love this for research. My favorite place for falling down rabbit holes.
KC Love
by AleneReddit on 2019/08/01 19:08
This has been a great resource to learn more about my city. I have a new list of places to show off to visitors!
Eye opening
by guacgod on 2019/07/22 06:51
This app is amazing. I’ve learned so much from this app, and everything is so well-made and professional. Any information on artists is at my fingertips, and this app makes it incredibly easy. I enjoy this app so much, and I really appreciate the people behind it!
Could be a lot better
by hassan.ahmed on 2019/07/08 15:50
I love the google arts and culture website and therefore was delighted when i found this app. However the app is super buggy and the navigation is confusing at times. I am sure with little improvements here and there it could be a lot better.
Incredible
by Ctezna on 2019/07/04 22:11
An app deserving of many awards, Google Arts & Culture creates unique and immersive experiences using AR and VR along with image recognition algorithms to truly show a large collection of art.
Art selfie
by zzzzuiigcgandn on 2019/07/01 18:13
Whatever you did to the algorithm in the art selfie it’s now terrible and it used to be spot on!!!!!! Horrible.
Dino Riphic
by shtrwexvhijcs on 2019/06/28 23:56
This is the best thing I’ve ever been on this is my favorite virtual thing well well sometimes am I am I don’t like the glitches by that I mean like I don’t turn on I love glitches with the flow glitches which makes it good so this is the best thing ever. Teryan!
informative
by oldnhu on 2019/06/22 06:23
Love it
Great resource!!!
by christiantoleds on 2019/06/20 18:46
You don’t have to me an art studies major to understand concepts in the app. Very helpful and fun!
Great approaches to great topics!
by aboerger on 2019/06/18 18:52
I love reading/interacting with these stories on my work break! Everyday there is such a variety on topic and in approach. Some are more straight forward articles with a supporting photography, while others are totally interactive. It truly enriches my day! 💎💎💎
🔥👍🏻😀
by zoom writes on 2019/06/18 05:09
🔥👍🏻😀
Open eyes
by jonyBgood17 on 2019/06/13 15:45
This app is everything I want in this distinctive application. It’s free to use and all the knowledge to gain. I love it!!
Boring
by Rajsekh on 2019/06/09 18:53
It’s boring after everybody already took a picture because the same art pops up
Love the idea, but needs much more work
by Livia Hamel on 2019/06/06 17:45
The content of the app is wonderful, the stories and the artwork are great and would be a fabulous resource if the app functioned better. It crashes often and has tons of issues with loading pages. It lags and is very temperamental. I wish this app worked better because if I could get to all the artworks I would be on it constantly.
Amazing
by اتاللاتلامهر on 2019/06/05 17:42
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Ghost 👻
by ghost🧬 on 2019/05/29 23:37
Hate that it said not available
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Room for improvement
by daemon.m on 2019/05/20 21:43
Could be much better. 1. Full screen art with nothing else 2. No errors and crashes
So Much Fun
by Cute Grandma on 2019/05/18 16:04
This is funny looking at comparisons of myself.
Finally
by STOP FEATURING LE_ZEKE on 2019/05/16 14:34
For everyone wondering the selfie feature is not available in Texas so that’s great. Also I love art and all that so 5 stars
I really love this App!!!
by Pleasantly Creatively Nuts on 2019/05/10 02:43
I am not on this all the time, but when I am; I really, really enjoy using your App. Thank you for all the hard work that went into building it and maintaining it. Have a good night! Thanks, Eric
Essential
by Only Essential Apps on 2019/05/05 08:01
Excellent but needs better UI and functionality. App feels cluttered and cumbersome.
Good
by Geometry woah on 2019/04/25 18:17
Very good i would rate 6 stars if I could
Google Arts and Culture
by D. Hill on 2019/09/03 11:37
The Google Arts and Culture application is the type of application people who are curious about the cultures of the world dream of. To start off the design is in balance with a clear color background and minimal text regarding categories and article titles. Users can easily navigate the main sections of the app from the bottom tab. The app can also be used in various ways whether consuming information from the content provided which ranges from classical artworks articles on historical figures, science as well as a range of other topics. The app can be used to create content by way of galleries the user constructs. The app can even be seen as a observational lens through use of Virtual Reality and Selfies. A short review can’t do this application justice. It is well worth a download just for the ability to enrich your imagination.
Selfie option DOES work!
by jolinskyparadise on 2018/01/15 21:41
I'm not sure why people are writing reviews, saying that the selfie option doesn't work, because it worked perfectly fine for me. It took me two seconds to scroll down the home page, find the selfie option, read about how it is new and experimental, take a selfie, and find pieces that resembled me. Maybe it only works on certain devices, but as the owner of an iPhone 6, I assure you, the selfie option works phenomenally. Also, there are countless informational texts and articles regarding art(ists). This app is amazing and I 10/10 recommend!
Needs a lot of work
by Kerrynet32 on 2018/01/17 03:54
Excellent app in theory however the programming needs a lot of work. Very poor in app functionality such as moving smoothly between images and back to previous menu pages, landscape view is off, when zooming into images you are then unable to continue scrolling to next image without first returning to previous page. Also, many artist pieces are missing. I scrolled through all of the Surrealism pieces looking for Salvador Dali and did not find a single piece by him. Then when I go to Dali’s page on your app, there are barely any of most famous pieces. That is the case for many artists offered on this app. Another example would be Hieronymous Bosch. If these things were all corrected, you would have an excellent app and I will happily change my rating.
Location Restriction
by mlchicago1871 on 2018/01/17 05:44
Echoing what many have said about the location restriction on the selfie feature. I can understand Google didn’t expect the selfie feature to go viral and were thus unprepared. However, the limited access was not clearly communicated and the fact that it seems the coastal cities got access and middle America did not seems misguided. Overall, like the way the app allows you to interact with art and exposes you to art you’re not familiar with. The UI and overall experience seems on par with Google’s other great products. One last point of feedback would be to incorporate even smaller art institutions. I live in Chicago and the many diverse art institutions of the city are not well represented.
A great potential unrealized
by Reflect101 on 2020/05/15 14:03
So broad and comprehensive it is unusable; you might as well use the internet. If you want specificity, like favorite paintings by favorite artists, Pinterest is more functional. The only competitive advantage this has is geographic locations. Let’s say I want to revisit the Louvre, well this works well for museum tours. Hundreds of thousands of items and articles presumes you have infinite time and no plan. If you like to meander endlessly without goal or outcome, other than killing time, than this is for you. If you want to create order and structure out of your artistic preferences and explore undiscovered items similar to what you love, skip this app. I am going to give it another week and then either delete it or revise the review. Let’s see.
This makes you art so hard
by Miah.s on 2018/01/15 04:26
I’ve never arted so hard in my life. after getting this app I literally arted everywhere !! I couldn’t even contain the art that was coming out of me! i’ve arted my pants, I’ve arted at work, and I art everywhere now. One time I arted sooo hard that I had to pull over ! My girlfriend (well ex now) would get so jealous watching me art all over the place, so she left me. She called me ‘disgusting’ because I’d art so much around her. Arting in public has become one of my new found hobbies. So thanks google, I never new I could art so much in my life.
Limiting Art Education
by Clockwerk on 2018/01/24 12:49
The app should have come with a notification that the “Is Your Portrait In A Museum” feature is only available in some states. I can’t believe it’s not available in Texas, and apparently not in Illinois either! Think of all the kids who are missing out on this great chance to get connected with Art History through a trending tech app. And for what? Because Google doesn’t want to be the boogeyman about scanning people’s face biometrics? Sad. Look, people are only scared of that when info gets kept secretly, or when things aren’t disclosed. Ironically, by not letting users in Texas and Illinois know that that feature isn’t available upfront, they’re promoting a technological paranoia. This works against everything they’re trying to do, and wastes everyone’s time (like mine, writing this review.)
Legal Fail. Is Google becoming big brother?
by thechris623 on 2018/01/21 16:12
Google needs to own up to what they’re doing with biometric face scans, and either address the issue with Texas residents or remove the feature altogether. Banning an entire state from using the features on their app is exclusionist, and I doubt if Google’s intentions were pure that they would refrain from simply including a legal notice for Texas residents (based on state laws, TX residents have the right to know what biometric face scans are used for; Google refuses to comply with this, and instead they just opted out entire LARGE state out of this app’s premier feature.) I’ve never been disappointed in a Google product—until now (okay, Google+ sucked too). I’m considering trading in my Google Home for an Apple Speaker, if Google doesn’t improve transparency with its users. This is absurd.
Wow! What a resource!!
by Cor Carriero on 2018/06/07 15:59
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.
These reviews are hilarious
by TGRSSBB on 2018/01/16 08:59
I like everyone else am downloading to use the selfie portion of the app. I don’t know yet if I can yet because this whole location restriction thing but the fact that people are so upset by it is hilarious. Someone is so upset that they spent “lost” fifteen minutes of their time trying to find a place to use it. Are you kidding me? You ran around for fifteen minutes trying to make something that will have no impact on your life or anyone else just so you can’t post it on social media?? 🤣
Fine for art, not for the face match feature
by N_to_the_PO on 2018/01/15 15:19
Like most, I downloaded this app to use the portrait face match feature. I was able to use it once, but then when I got back into the app later in the day the feature was no longer available. I understand that it is only available in certain locations but I don’t understand why it worked in my location (OKC) in the morning and then it disappeared in the afternoon. My husband’s phone still has the feature so that makes it even more confusing. Despite that major screw up with the face match capability, it is a cool app if you have any interest in art.
Omg I love this app!
by HRS5165 on 2020/09/09 04:26
It always brightens my day. So much to learn and explore. I love it and always forget about it but once I open the app I’m in heaven. I love that you can save favorite articles or pictures. There are so many ways to appreciate art within the app so it can fit any need or style of learning and enjoyment. It’s endless! I feel like I never have enough time to browse but there’s constant information so I don’t feel like I missed out on anything, it just keeps coming. Love it!!
I’m giving it the BotD bc they’re still working on it, but there are still flaws with it.
by ProWitchHazel on 2018/01/14 16:13
The stories are interesting, but navigating the app is rather difficult. Also, I noticed a lot of African American art, but it was hard to find African art. It’s there, it’s just not in one of the main collections. Also, I wish there was more to the fashion collection. In regards to everyone’s displeasure with the face recognition portion of the app, I do agree that the “select locations” seem to have been chosen arbitrarily, but I feel that people would be a lot less upset if we were told which locations that part of the app actually functions.
Slightly Disappointed But Otherwise An Amazing App
by 1 d!!!!!! on 2018/01/18 11:19
On one hand I am slightly disappointed that I am not able to use the selfie feature in the state that I live in. However, this app has caught my attention for a few weeks now because it’s amazing options for viewing art. It allows me to go into a 360° environment and be able to look around at the artwork. I really enjoy using this app and I hope that someday in the near future they will be able to install the portrait comparison in the areas that it has restricted.
Love it
by 🌗🌠old TM player on 2018/01/21 21:53
I’ve been kind of bored with all my apps and I’ve been looking for something more informational. I have oodles of art pos and they’re great, it’s awesome to just browse through art. This app takes it further and provides so much incredible information and learning on all kinds of art. I haven’t been able to tear myself away from this app and have actually found myself clicking on this over Twitter, fb, instagram, etc.
Explore the World from Home
by EmaNekaf23 on 2018/01/21 23:37
This is a slick app. Most well-known is the museum doppelgänger feature, which was fun to experiment with. Then, I checked out some of the other features and had a pleasant time exploring the British Museum and Versailles in the street view section. The only thing that could make that part of the app better would be if it could track the movement of your device, and it could be like actually walking around those places. Constantly pressing the arrows to move a few feet was a little clunky, but it was still fun.
Cool; but full screen art please!
by MK500 on 2018/06/17 19:05
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.
Compare your selfies to famous works of art
by janicejudy on 2018/01/16 20:26
Yeah do disappointing. The app went viral basically but I can’t access it cause of my location? You wasted my time! Why would you do that? I live in a Chicago suburb called Lisle. I’ll give you the benefit of the doubt and maybe I’m just not finding it??? So please Google show me where to find it... “compare your selfies to famous works of art”. I downloaded your app...Arts and Culture” and wasted lots of time trying to find it. And if I can’t access from my location... then I think that’s a shame!
Zoom in feature.
by Fillip McGowski on 2018/07/12 13:30
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
Great app, only one thing
by Maester Pycelle on 2020/08/08 14:09
Great. I only wish I could swipe through my favorites rather than clicking, backing out, and clicking again. Also, it would be nice to have different options for organizing my favorited works—by medium, time period, etc., or even reversing the order— rather than having to always scroll through them from my most recent to the earliest that I favorited; once you gather a decent number, it’s very tedious to navigate them always in the exact same order.
Love it, but could be a little faster
by Andi the demigod on 2018/01/15 03:43
It’s a beautiful app, love the idea and already very simple to use. You can learn about artists, art movements, the art itself, and much much more. You are able to save your favorite art pieces to collections and explore to find new ones. Overall I love it so much but the connection and wait time could be improved. Like when you click to go on another page it will take awhile or sometimes never even go. Something minor though, it’s a great app!
Amazing
by The Mina Lisa on 2020/05/18 17:07
So appreciative that this app exists. What generosity that Google even created this, to have this accessibility to art without leaving your home. And they way in which they present it isn’t just “here’s some art, look at it”, you can project masterpieces with your phone on to your own wall, get into sometimes hidden detail of what makes Rembrandt a genius, take virtual tours of the Prada! Almost a crime if you don’t use it.
Didn’t get to compare myself
by stringsandthings on 2018/01/16 03:13
I guess my location doesn’t allow me to find my old school doppelgänger. However! This app is the coolest thing I’ve come across in a long time! To see all the art it has to offer for you to explore and get lost in is breath taking. Much better reads the social media accounts and the same repetitive news articles. I’m so excited to keep exploring this app and the museums within it!
Chicago restricted?
by nuge0015 on 2018/01/16 19:38
In general, this app is pretty cool and the information is quite interesting. My only issue is that I cannot do this portrait/selfie search ("first-world" problem, I know) and I understand that it's restricted in some areas. I cannot find a list of where this feature is restricted, but I live in Chicago and it is not available. Just to make sure, I searched for possible (troubleshooting) strategies just to verify that this feature should be available in this city and haven't found anything other than review comments.
The beginnings of something wonderful
by jamjosmo on 2018/01/16 08:37
The exploration of art never ceases to amaze me. This app takes my initial curiosity and expands it into a practical setting. Seeing museums that I may never experience in person, and immersive views into pieces not contained in any one place allows this app to flourish with a fluidity that cannot be matched by visiting any one institution. Here’s to further expansion and building upon what seems to be the potential for a massive catalog of art, bravo.
Selfie restrictions for some states are state law, NOT Google
by iampatmann on 2018/01/18 06:07
The reason some states (like Illinois and Texas) can’t use the selfie feature is because those states do not allow the collection of biometric data needed to implement the selfie feature. Don’t blame Google (it’s not some plot against middle America like some are suggesting)...just write your state legislators and get them to exempt apps like this if or (ahem) Google the work around (hint Forbes mentions it).
No good reason for Google to limit portrait feature.
by elwpea on 2018/01/15 15:00
Update: apparently the state of Texas is not able to get the selfie portrait feature? There’s no good reason why Google needs to limit this by location. Make all content available for all, Google; we can handle it... I scrolled down the homepage repeatedly, searched in the search bars, opened different parts of the app, and still didn’t find it. This is representative of the user experience of this app, generally—it’s not easy to browse or search. I would expect better from Google, but the organization of this project feels a bit like an afterthought compared to the content.
Take a Selfie - NOT
by Wily Wally on 2018/01/13 08:50
I just downloaded this app because I just learned about it in a news story on “Top 30”. The idea of viewing art from all over the world really appealed to me, but the “Take a Selfie . . . “ feature really intrigued me, so I downloaded the app; BUT I could not find this feature on any of the menu pages. I finally saw a statement on the product description that this feature was available only in certain areas. Huge disappointment! Why does your location affect the availability of this feature? Once I have time to explore the app’s ability to view art from around the world, I may give an updated rating.
Slightly annoyed, but overall super cool!
by Kiddcrzy on 2018/01/20 12:37
So here, I, like a majority of others, have downloaded this app for the selfie thing which seems super cool! Sadly, for some reason Chicago doesn’t have access to it yet which is a bummer. But I’m not that upset cause I actually really dig art and I think this app has a ton of awesome things to read about and whatnot. So, while not being able to match my face to a famous painting is annoying, it definitely wasn’t the end of the world.
A terrible app to navigate!
by Achilles123 on 2018/01/16 04:21
It’s so disappointing to learn about this app’s wonderful content yet so frustrating to navigate around numerous works of art, a user experience that doesn’t measure up to Google’s reputation. Firstly, no direct link is available for eager learners to tap on an artwork to learn about its background. One has to jump through different hurdles simply to find basic background information. Secondly, artworks aren’t organized into different genres or time periods, and users have to jump back and forth to search for works of the very same artist. Why not make it as simple as a music playlist to learn and search artwork?
Could be great
by brandonz85 on 2018/01/16 04:49
Ignoring the whole selfie fiasco, this app could be great but seems to be incredibly glitchy/unpolished. There’s not a cohesive experience with clicking read more and viewing related content and then trying to click back into the original post - it’s like the app is unsure how to handle each interaction. I end up back in the original list/search far too often. Feels like G put their C team on this one, which is unfortunate since it could open a whole lot of eyes (including my own) to great art.
Hope Selection and Quality Grows
by davidreview on 2018/01/15 21:21
I have used this app for some time now and it’s another google service/app I enjoy. I do hope the selection can continue to grow and be expanded. With the latest high end devices showing HD and QHD/UHD pictures/videos I hope the works are available in that. This is the only chance many people will have to see these works.
A gimmick that could have been something great
by Computerrebel.pr on 2018/01/17 03:25
This app could have been so much more. Google really jumped the gun and let an app that could have been an amazing resource be a social media Gimmick. First launching this app with geographic blocks was a mistake they should have waited for it to be truly ready. The fact that I can search names of master artist and it comes up missing is sad being google a search power house and last not having the experiments imbedded and launching you off the app is just being lazy. Again this app could be great but right now is a viral gimmick!!!
NOT actually art for all 😡
by Erin is ice on 2018/01/15 16:26
😡😡😡IRONIC to create an app that is art for all and then exclude millions of people (Texas and Illinois) not to mention the amount of money invested in art in Chicago, Dallas and Houston, which is where I live. Google did you run out of funding fo this project? I’ve been using gmail since it was in beta testing but I will disown you, you will no longer be invited into my home, to holiday dinners AND I’m writing you out of my will. I put this app in the garbage where it belongs. Since I’m an artist who feels i could get a lot of use out of this app, i am willing to forgive you, but expect and explanation. I am out for blood on this google, and don’t handle FOMO well.
only works in specific regions
by arabellakxo12345 on 2018/01/15 12:44
I’m still kinda surprised people having seen enough comments to realize this only works if you live in specific regions (mostly America). And also, to the person that claimed that since they lived in Asia and it didn’t work because it possibly doesn’t work with Asian faces, I’m Asian American and it matched many faces with me! Even the ethnicity was spot on. Love the app
No face match in FL 😒
by Nmetz on 2018/01/15 08:14
Interesting content, but after wasting time trying to find the face match option, I (as many others did) discovered it is not available in my location (Florida?!). How do our faces in the south not work with international artwork? There is nothing within the app that details this, and it is very off putting to have to waste time searching online to find this out on our own. Even as an otherwise good app that could bring culture to the masses, many will delete it out of frustration and a feeling of being “duped”. Fail, google.
READ SOME ART
by tytytyh56456456 on 2018/01/13 18:59
It’s funny to read so many negative reviews because people can’t find the portrait feature. The app has such great content and people are so upset because they can’t post what everyone else is posting on social media. Read about some art instead of archiving yet ANOTHER photo of yourself in the endless abyss of selfies. Thanks for the app, Google. It’s great.
Another frustrated Midwest user
by hildelion on 2018/01/14 16:48
Wasted 15 minutes trying to figure out how to access the Portrait Match feature. None of the more popular articles about the app mention this feature is only available in select locations, nor does any headline in within the app. Never had this experience with an app, ever!! Hopefully with enough negative reviews a one-star review will be pinned at the top / google will mention this in larger print to protect future customers. I can not uninstall this app fast enough. Let me guess: NY and LA have this feature. Flyover country does not. Google deserves a PR nightmare for this one.
Cool app, but...
by alexman420 on 2018/01/16 13:26
Like everyone else here, I downloaded this app for the selfie feature, but apparently I downloaded it too late and now the feature is only available in select areas of the US. Bear in mind I, by no means, live in a rural area (I live between Tampa and Orlando), but even in Orlando I can’t access the feature. Google this is not how you introduce a new social media craze, if you release a feature to everyone, and it doesn’t work optimally, you don’t take it away from over half the country, you try your best to fix it for everyone
Incomplete
by FlyingSnake on 2018/01/24 16:35
The app is nice. I like the view of places like Stonehenge. The collections seem jumbled, like when you just move in and you have everything in piles that still need to go where the really belong. It’s all there, just confusing. Also my closest, “near me,” art location is 190 miles away in this app when I know there is a good art museum less than 5 miles where I sit. It just seems like this is a beta app, but it’s not marketed as one. Nice, but a bit disappointing.
Disappointing
by Alameda Mom on 2018/01/17 17:14
I have to agree with the reviews about how disappointing it is to download the app to use the “Find your portrait in a museum” feature - only to discover it is not available. I live in Houston - fourth largest city in the US and it isn’t available? There wasn’t even a notice to inform you the feature isn’t available in your area, or a notice of when it will be available. The find a portrait feature is very popular online and Google gets 0 points for not capitalizing on the popularity. Really Google?
Horrible coding
by angelineehe on 2018/01/17 20:37
The facial recognition tech is so bad it should have just stayed beta. Couldn’t even match Mona Lisa to Mona Lisa. Pretty sure their “facial recognition” is really just randomly matching a face to 5 randomly generated portraits. Also, the app is difficult to navigate. I don’t like the endless scrolling on the home page, it should be better organized. Two stars because the info is really neat and new to the app scene. Great potential, just needs to fix a lot more bugs and go through major renovations before I seriously use this app.
OBSESSED
by jennykaye415 on 2018/01/18 00:55
The title says it all... I AM OBSESSED. I love seeing the selfie results that pop up, almost like that of a dna test, based upon the picture I take. I really love art and history so dorme it is more for the discovery of these pieces than to see myself in them, but perhaps it appeases my vanity as well, lol. Highly recommended app that I still have yet to fully explore! Endless discoveries await you- enjoy! Xoxo
Doesn’t work on iPad Mini 2 - iOS 12.4.4.
by Robostan on 2020/07/27 16:59
According to the App Store, this should work on my iPad mini, but it does not. I tried two different experiences: Visiting the leaning tower of Pisa and taking a tour of a park in France. In both cases, the app would constantly hang after the first slide and would state that an error occurred and it was reloading. After a few minutes of this I quit the app and tried starting again, but same result. I also noticed that there are two icons for my account on the upper right and I suspect there should only be one. Too bad. Looks like an interesting app.
This ap is awesomeness
by sophia says hi on 2020/04/07 15:03
Honestly, the only reason the people have It one star was because this selfie future was not available in their region which is kind of petty because this is a great app and Google worked really hard on it so honestly those people go back to posting your Snapchat dog filters on Instagram.
Bloated selfie app
by Kana Mauna on 2018/01/21 18:07
This app is interesting but let's face it, the only thing anybody cares about is the selfie section. Some of the hits are close if the viewer is drunk but others are just off the rails hilariously bad. Virtually none of the heads look like each other, which would seem to be a basic requirement. Google gets the sex right but everything else, including race, is pretty random. Hope the TSA is not using this technology. More importantly, why can I not scan my dogs? Come back when you add that feature.
Art Selfie Found!
by neeciek on 2019/02/01 17:13
Updated: Art Selfie is available by clicking camera at bottom. Five stars. Previously: This update seems to have removed (or deeply tucked away?) the Art Selfie which I had been using for over a year. Exploring the rest of the app is delightful; however, only one star until the Art Selfie is accessible.
Enlightening App
by Tom D. Kim on 2018/01/14 19:04
This app launched in 2016, and I have no idea how I missed it. In short, it’s truly awesome. The app has daily features on arts and cultures from around the world. With your consent, it sends out notifications about new articles, and even has a function which allows one to match a selfie with paintings in museums which is scarily accurate.
Why can some users get the popular feature and some not?
by superhappyknits on 2018/01/17 14:24
Like many, I downloaded this app because of the hype surrounding the “face-match-to-a-painting” feature. My friend cross country texted me her fun results, and I couldn’t access the feature. Very frustrating! Just let me do the thing! Other than that, I do enjoy the content and layout of the rest of the app. Thanks.
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Are you curious about what Van Gogh’s Starry Night looks like up close? Or the difference between modern and contemporary art? Would you like to wander round a museum halfway across the world? With Google Arts & Culture you can visit top exhibits, zoom in on artworks in mind-blowing detail and browse thousands of stories, photos, videos, and manuscripts. Be your own curator by finding your favorites, creating your own collections and sharing them with friends. Travel anywhere with tours of iconic sites, famous buildings and natural wonders, on your screen or in VR. Learn something new everyday. Google Arts & Culture has collaborated with over 1,200 museums, galleries and institutions in 70 countries to make their exhibits available for everyone online. Start exploring, now. Features: • 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 color - Explore artworks by filtering them by color or time period • Virtual tours - Step inside the most famous museums in the world and visit iconic landmarks • Personal collection - Save your favorite artworks and share your collections with friends and students • 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 - When visiting a museum you can now point your device camera at artworks to learn more about them, even when offline (at select museums) • Notifications - Subscribe to receive updates about the top arts & culture stories • Translate - Use the translate button to read exhibits from around the world in your language Permissions Notice • Location: Needed to recommend cultural sites and events based on your current location • Camera: Needed to recognize artworks and provide related information about them
An extra star out of respect for the content
by Eat With A Spork on 2020/09/19 15:04
This app was promising but so cumbersome to navigate. Touching certain links pulls you out of your tour with no way to go back. Many of the 360 angles snap back if you let go or pull too far. Very frustrating and not worth the download. Check out videos on Vimeo or other video sharing sites that don’t pester you about premium memberships every 3 seconds.
Omg I love this app!
by HRS5165 on 2020/09/09 04:26
It always brightens my day. So much to learn and explore. I love it and always forget about it but once I open the app I’m in heaven. I love that you can save favorite articles or pictures. There are so many ways to appreciate art within the app so it can fit any need or style of learning and enjoyment. It’s endless! I feel like I never have enough time to browse but there’s constant information so I don’t feel like I missed out on anything, it just keeps coming. Love it!!
Weird to get around
by That's Game. on 2020/08/25 10:26
Such a weird app to navigate, I find myself hitting the home button after a search because there is no back button, and then having to type in my search again to get back to where I was. The content looks decent but too cumbersome for me, the UI needs work.
None of the features work correctly
by chef_nyc on 2020/08/09 12:18
None of the AR based features work correctly. It would be better if google focused on their search engine instead of making half baked apps.
Great app, only one thing
by Maester Pycelle on 2020/08/08 14:09
Great. I only wish I could swipe through my favorites rather than clicking, backing out, and clicking again. Also, it would be nice to have different options for organizing my favorited works—by medium, time period, etc., or even reversing the order— rather than having to always scroll through them from my most recent to the earliest that I favorited; once you gather a decent number, it’s very tedious to navigate them always in the exact same order.
Doesn’t work on iPad Mini 2 - iOS 12.4.4.
by Robostan on 2020/07/27 16:59
According to the App Store, this should work on my iPad mini, but it does not. I tried two different experiences: Visiting the leaning tower of Pisa and taking a tour of a park in France. In both cases, the app would constantly hang after the first slide and would state that an error occurred and it was reloading. After a few minutes of this I quit the app and tried starting again, but same result. I also noticed that there are two icons for my account on the upper right and I suspect there should only be one. Too bad. Looks like an interesting app.
A great contribution
by Wenyuan Leon on 2020/07/19 06:23
This app is in itself an art work of Google. Google has bridged the gap between me and the stock of art knowledge.
Web browser in a shell
by yeyebbcnicknamecantbetaken on 2020/06/10 09:02
Interaction experience the same bad as its website. If you long press a card you can even see Safari link preview pop up. If you visit the website in Safari, it automatically jumps to app, which is just the same web browser. Why install it in the first place if it’s just a web browser in a shell?
Amazing
by The Mina Lisa on 2020/05/18 17:07
So appreciative that this app exists. What generosity that Google even created this, to have this accessibility to art without leaving your home. And they way in which they present it isn’t just “here’s some art, look at it”, you can project masterpieces with your phone on to your own wall, get into sometimes hidden detail of what makes Rembrandt a genius, take virtual tours of the Prada! Almost a crime if you don’t use it.
A great potential unrealized
by Reflect101 on 2020/05/15 14:03
So broad and comprehensive it is unusable; you might as well use the internet. If you want specificity, like favorite paintings by favorite artists, Pinterest is more functional. The only competitive advantage this has is geographic locations. Let’s say I want to revisit the Louvre, well this works well for museum tours. Hundreds of thousands of items and articles presumes you have infinite time and no plan. If you like to meander endlessly without goal or outcome, other than killing time, than this is for you. If you want to create order and structure out of your artistic preferences and explore undiscovered items similar to what you love, skip this app. I am going to give it another week and then either delete it or revise the review. Let’s see.
Surprise this app was developed by Google
by Jemenay on 2020/05/04 05:02
I appreciate the effort but sometimes waiting a little bit longer to release a complete app is better than and early release of a mediocre app. I hate this thing, I know is free but I have seem better free apps than this thing from Google. Come on guys I know you can do better than this crap!
Fascinating - loving this
by HulaKris on 2020/04/29 03:54
These museums are bringing up memories and giving me ideas for future treks.
adding art from where you are to your gallaries
by #smiles on 2020/04/29 03:06
i would like to be able to add a piece from where i am to my gallery rather than having to like the piece in order to go to my likes & then add it to a gallery from there. very annoying! other than that it’s the most amazing way to learn about the evolvement of art.
Constant “problems occur[ing]”
by TBake357 on 2020/04/27 17:15
Almost impossible to get through any simulation on iPad without the app crashing.
Street View inside museums is incredibly choppy
by Jack Dangers on 2020/04/12 17:20
I used to love browsing through different exhibits. Since the update, on my 2019 iPad Pro the frame rates when browsing in street view went from smooth to very, very choppy...bordering on unusable. The interface is sluggish as well.
No camera option
by ssfvt on 2020/04/08 13:38
Downloaded the new update, started it, but no camera icon. What’s the problem? Would like to experiment with art transfer.
“Install the App to view galleries in Augmented Reality”
by Verified Irate on 2020/04/08 13:21
Not happy with the IPad Version of the App. In the App, there are instructions informing me to “install” the App if I want to use particular features. I have already installed it. I have an iPad Pro; why can’t I have all the features as the “phone” version. Where’s the Art Transfer feature?
This ap is awesomeness
by sophia says hi on 2020/04/07 15:03
Honestly, the only reason the people have It one star was because this selfie future was not available in their region which is kind of petty because this is a great app and Google worked really hard on it so honestly those people go back to posting your Snapchat dog filters on Instagram.
Terrible functionality- iPad Pro
by hyphend on 2020/04/06 17:22
Great content, terrible functionality. iPad Pro- images that pop open on my iPhone 11 will not open on my iPad Pro. And I’ve been searching where to trouble shoot and find info.. but nothing.
Better on iPhone than on iPad
by sayonaraML on 2020/04/06 02:19
Features that I want to use on iPad aren’t available which makes this a real ‘meh’ for me. No access to my photos for Art Transfer for example and why is that?
Photos
by Ridama on 2020/04/03 01:44
Real piece of crap
Art Pieces in Collections won’t load
by Scrrtripp on 2020/03/31 13:48
Some parts of the app work okay, but loading a painting fails.
Sparks joy
by new_install on 2020/03/31 02:07
It makes my day. It is like opening a surprise gift everyday. You never know what you are going to find. But, it will delight you and, it will provoke you. It will ignite a spark in you.
Thank you!
by Cycupige on 2020/03/31 00:37
User friendly and high tech. Thanks for offering opportunity to view world class paintings FREE!
Take a tour
by Reedville Artist on 2020/03/29 20:05
A virtual tour is a good way to visit these museums if you can’t physically get there.
Brilliant
by tucsontiger on 2020/03/29 15:58
What a tremendous app. You can visit the entire world in high resolution.
Needs to be organized better and glitchy
by NinjaDancer97 on 2020/03/29 14:02
Kinda glitchy and hard to navigate. I came for the national parks tour and there are constant problems with navigating through them, how to exit and where to find all the video tours. I was lucky that I stumbled upon the 360 tours because they are nowhere near the video tours (which keep glitching on me).
Great site
by djo1249 on 2020/03/29 11:50
Very enjoyable and easy to use.
What is the purpose?
by The OnionEaters on 2020/03/29 04:42
Works some of the time. Example: open Vermeer, nothing. Except it tells me to install the app. Which, by the way, is how I’m opening Vermeer. Needs a lot of work.
Enjoying art from the comfort of home!
by Iris_54 on 2020/03/29 01:18
No need to travel! Now that favorite piece can be displayed right at home!
Help
by rhyolite1 on 2020/03/28 17:37
Can not get out of fire. Want to see something else. But no luck. Need easier way to change subject.
Not User Friendly
by TFCR1 on 2020/03/26 22:19
Not intuitive. Don’t understand “3D”. Just want to see artwork.
New update not work keep error retry again
by BOSS® Joy on 2020/03/25 03:50
New update not work keep error retry again
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by bzseez on 2020/03/24 23:35
I am going to use this app for my college online art history class. Thx
Very App-ealing!!!
by artzee one on 2020/03/23 20:04
Free user friendly art app that ENTERTAINS, INFORMS, FASCINATES, and TEACHES! It takes my spirit away from the daily grind of rural life and gives me wings to fly.
What a wonderful place
by #craft! on 2020/03/23 14:20
It’s been so much fun to see all of one artist’s works all in one place!!!!!!!!
Amazing!
by MTM-SD on 2020/03/21 03:32
We love this!
It’s great.
by nonielondon on 2020/03/20 20:22
Enjoy viewing it all.
Absolute Amazing
by secreedon on 2020/03/19 21:21
I am overwhelmed with emotion seeing all the options of amazing wonders all over the World!
Perfect for the dreamer
by cwahinya on 2020/03/19 07:18
Let your imagination run with this platform, and better yet, find inspiration to go and see for yourself.
Judy
by Princess Alvin on 2020/03/18 17:17
This is so awesome, thank you!!
Google Arts and Culture
by Planet funky on 2020/03/15 13:03
How wonderful to be able to take a Virtual Tour of the great Museums of the World! Outstanding and very interactive and user friendly! Janet Funk- Illinois
Keeps stalling, freezing and crashing.
by mp11222 on 2020/03/15 01:49
Not impressed.
Incredible experience
by Ellie2m on 2020/03/14 17:40
Back in 2012 a friend suggested I check out google art project and so I did. What surprised me is how much much google has put into this with amazing close ups, quizzes and content. This app is an art lovers dream!
Cropped artwork
by RogerRhodesia on 2020/03/14 00:40
One is unable to zoom into specific details on artwork. Which defeats the purpose of looking or studying the artist’s style and decisions.
Art. Rembered
by 1sylvia on 2020/03/13 21:56
Although I may not be able to revisit some of the fantastic museums in Europe, this app brings back wonderful memories
So much i didnt know!
by blowin clouds on 2020/02/13 21:28
Better than a text bookk
Thrilled!
by Blue Anubis 25 on 2020/01/29 10:32
I love how I was Abe to access this!
It crashed
by jo mau ma on 2020/01/28 04:59
I spammed the photo it crashed love app doe
Hi
by Elrond's Human on 2020/01/25 18:16
Hey
Not what I wanted
by lksbimam on 2020/01/23 18:38
I am interested in signature identification
Most underrated app by google
by Sleepy robot on 2020/01/20 17:15
This is a treasure mine for the art lovers, almost every day I open a and roam through it once. But some technical glitch are still to be resolved like no controller for video as the native app ui hiders the YouTube controller and also for some reason you can’t click open the link to your web browser..this is a bit frustrating.
Great!
by A1EX9 on 2020/01/19 06:55
I didn’t know much about this app but man, once I downloaded it there’s so much you can do. Especially if you’re an artist or art lover, it’s my favorite app by far.
What do you want to explore?
by Potato Baronness on 2020/01/14 23:25
I wander around this app and marvel at all the places and artists, the architecture and countryside, the volume of information! I don’t know how they do it! It’s simply amazing. It’s a library of art.
Just great!
by -$*63&*+63&63&;+*+* on 2020/01/09 17:32
The app provides an amazing variety of artwork and also provides organization .
Google art and culture
by Robarbel on 2019/12/29 15:43
As a docent, I use this app daily!
Great little app
by Burkepmed on 2019/12/27 20:14
Fun for aha my it is.
Absolutely wonderful!
by Kitty Hawk game girl on 2019/12/23 21:03
If I could only keep one app of the dozens I have, it would be Google arts & culture. It's like walking into a fabulous castle with hundreds of rooms, each one as interesting as the next. Thank you for a great job. Christine
Love learning
by prudencr on 2019/12/05 16:26
Love learning . A culture customs, history, current events
Arts and culture review 🤘🏽😛😋
by 👻👻🎃🎃😻😻🤢🤮🤑 on 2019/12/01 17:28
It’s good but it blurs up a bit.
Fantastic
by Way too unpredictable on 2019/11/28 22:42
Must have for artist
Goggle Arts & Culture
by 10ecjohn on 2019/11/27 22:45
Fantastic collections of incredible diversity. The virtual tours of museums and other places of interest are mostly awesome. Thank you Google.
Wow
by 3rdrayle on 2019/11/24 02:34
Very cool!
Very Informative
by jdodhrsjdan on 2019/11/22 15:09
I enjoy using this app everyday.
“There was an error loading the page”
by atman on 2019/11/11 13:25
“- tap to refresh” I love the app in general however most of the items in the widget in Control Center will not open when you tap them, and if you really want to know about the item you tapped on you have to manually search for it. I deleted and reinstalled the app and it still does this.
Amazing
by robbyCD on 2019/11/10 06:49
Wonderful app to discover some of the most beautiful art ever created. A+
App is never working
by Itsmelikewhoa on 2019/11/06 14:40
It always says there’s an issue and to refresh. When I attempt to refresh, it says the same thing. I give up.
Google Arts and Culture
by 🐠🐟🐬🐳🦋💦🌊 on 2019/11/06 00:41
This app is great...
One of my Favorite apps
by PrincessmamaofTX on 2019/11/04 03:06
Totally opens my world.
This is amazing
by Where the beat go on 2019/10/25 17:03
This is so amazing and opens up your eyes to things that you will never get to see! To teach this to kids is going to be phenomenal because it’s so exciting and the ideas are limitless
Atitude
by Omid Abtahi on 2019/10/02 16:18
This app connect me to more smooth world Thanks and hope to expand it to more geographic area Thanks a lot Hessam
Excellent
by Sadat Amil on 2019/09/27 18:18
Excellent initiative! Some masterpiece image quality is unbelievable ! Already have a great archive.Though some part of the world is almost absent or blank.Hopefully it will cover the whole world in up coming years.
World art
by stc6452 on 2019/09/14 18:28
Google arts and culture should be part of every schools curriculum.
Google Arts and Culture
by D. Hill on 2019/09/03 11:37
The Google Arts and Culture application is the type of application people who are curious about the cultures of the world dream of. To start off the design is in balance with a clear color background and minimal text regarding categories and article titles. Users can easily navigate the main sections of the app from the bottom tab. The app can also be used in various ways whether consuming information from the content provided which ranges from classical artworks articles on historical figures, science as well as a range of other topics. The app can be used to create content by way of galleries the user constructs. The app can even be seen as a observational lens through use of Virtual Reality and Selfies. A short review can’t do this application justice. It is well worth a download just for the ability to enrich your imagination.
Educational & Entertaining
by Mahableshwar on 2019/08/09 21:25
I love Arts & Culture. I explore here when I’m stuck in a line or sitting in a waiting room. It’s like having a museum in my pocket!
Very Profound and Lovely
by Ant-iny on 2019/08/08 22:16
Besides the app not being able to be used offline, this app is stellar in every other aspect. The art is lovely to ponder upon, and my curiosity runs rampant the further I stay online!
The best app on my phone
by Meghmakesart on 2019/08/07 17:51
I am an artist and love this for research. My favorite place for falling down rabbit holes.
KC Love
by AleneReddit on 2019/08/01 19:08
This has been a great resource to learn more about my city. I have a new list of places to show off to visitors!
Eye opening
by guacgod on 2019/07/22 06:51
This app is amazing. I’ve learned so much from this app, and everything is so well-made and professional. Any information on artists is at my fingertips, and this app makes it incredibly easy. I enjoy this app so much, and I really appreciate the people behind it!
Could be a lot better
by hassan.ahmed on 2019/07/08 15:50
I love the google arts and culture website and therefore was delighted when i found this app. However the app is super buggy and the navigation is confusing at times. I am sure with little improvements here and there it could be a lot better.
Incredible
by Ctezna on 2019/07/04 22:11
An app deserving of many awards, Google Arts & Culture creates unique and immersive experiences using AR and VR along with image recognition algorithms to truly show a large collection of art.
Art selfie
by zzzzuiigcgandn on 2019/07/01 18:13
Whatever you did to the algorithm in the art selfie it’s now terrible and it used to be spot on!!!!!! Horrible.
Dino Riphic
by shtrwexvhijcs on 2019/06/28 23:56
This is the best thing I’ve ever been on this is my favorite virtual thing well well sometimes am I am I don’t like the glitches by that I mean like I don’t turn on I love glitches with the flow glitches which makes it good so this is the best thing ever. Teryan!
informative
by oldnhu on 2019/06/22 06:23
Love it
Great resource!!!
by christiantoleds on 2019/06/20 18:46
You don’t have to me an art studies major to understand concepts in the app. Very helpful and fun!
Great approaches to great topics!
by aboerger on 2019/06/18 18:52
I love reading/interacting with these stories on my work break! Everyday there is such a variety on topic and in approach. Some are more straight forward articles with a supporting photography, while others are totally interactive. It truly enriches my day! 💎💎💎
🔥👍🏻😀
by zoom writes on 2019/06/18 05:09
🔥👍🏻😀
Open eyes
by jonyBgood17 on 2019/06/13 15:45
This app is everything I want in this distinctive application. It’s free to use and all the knowledge to gain. I love it!!
Boring
by Rajsekh on 2019/06/09 18:53
It’s boring after everybody already took a picture because the same art pops up
Love the idea, but needs much more work
by Livia Hamel on 2019/06/06 17:45
The content of the app is wonderful, the stories and the artwork are great and would be a fabulous resource if the app functioned better. It crashes often and has tons of issues with loading pages. It lags and is very temperamental. I wish this app worked better because if I could get to all the artworks I would be on it constantly.
Amazing
by اتاللاتلامهر on 2019/06/05 17:42
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Ghost 👻
by ghost🧬 on 2019/05/29 23:37
Hate that it said not available
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Room for improvement
by daemon.m on 2019/05/20 21:43
Could be much better. 1. Full screen art with nothing else 2. No errors and crashes
So Much Fun
by Cute Grandma on 2019/05/18 16:04
This is funny looking at comparisons of myself.
Finally
by STOP FEATURING LE_ZEKE on 2019/05/16 14:34
For everyone wondering the selfie feature is not available in Texas so that’s great. Also I love art and all that so 5 stars
I really love this App!!!
by Pleasantly Creatively Nuts on 2019/05/10 02:43
I am not on this all the time, but when I am; I really, really enjoy using your App. Thank you for all the hard work that went into building it and maintaining it. Have a good night! Thanks, Eric
Essential
by Only Essential Apps on 2019/05/05 08:01
Excellent but needs better UI and functionality. App feels cluttered and cumbersome.
Good
by Geometry woah on 2019/04/25 18:17
Very good i would rate 6 stars if I could
Google Arts and Culture
by D. Hill on 2019/09/03 11:37
The Google Arts and Culture application is the type of application people who are curious about the cultures of the world dream of. To start off the design is in balance with a clear color background and minimal text regarding categories and article titles. Users can easily navigate the main sections of the app from the bottom tab. The app can also be used in various ways whether consuming information from the content provided which ranges from classical artworks articles on historical figures, science as well as a range of other topics. The app can be used to create content by way of galleries the user constructs. The app can even be seen as a observational lens through use of Virtual Reality and Selfies. A short review can’t do this application justice. It is well worth a download just for the ability to enrich your imagination.
Selfie option DOES work!
by jolinskyparadise on 2018/01/15 21:41
I'm not sure why people are writing reviews, saying that the selfie option doesn't work, because it worked perfectly fine for me. It took me two seconds to scroll down the home page, find the selfie option, read about how it is new and experimental, take a selfie, and find pieces that resembled me. Maybe it only works on certain devices, but as the owner of an iPhone 6, I assure you, the selfie option works phenomenally. Also, there are countless informational texts and articles regarding art(ists). This app is amazing and I 10/10 recommend!
Needs a lot of work
by Kerrynet32 on 2018/01/17 03:54
Excellent app in theory however the programming needs a lot of work. Very poor in app functionality such as moving smoothly between images and back to previous menu pages, landscape view is off, when zooming into images you are then unable to continue scrolling to next image without first returning to previous page. Also, many artist pieces are missing. I scrolled through all of the Surrealism pieces looking for Salvador Dali and did not find a single piece by him. Then when I go to Dali’s page on your app, there are barely any of most famous pieces. That is the case for many artists offered on this app. Another example would be Hieronymous Bosch. If these things were all corrected, you would have an excellent app and I will happily change my rating.
Location Restriction
by mlchicago1871 on 2018/01/17 05:44
Echoing what many have said about the location restriction on the selfie feature. I can understand Google didn’t expect the selfie feature to go viral and were thus unprepared. However, the limited access was not clearly communicated and the fact that it seems the coastal cities got access and middle America did not seems misguided. Overall, like the way the app allows you to interact with art and exposes you to art you’re not familiar with. The UI and overall experience seems on par with Google’s other great products. One last point of feedback would be to incorporate even smaller art institutions. I live in Chicago and the many diverse art institutions of the city are not well represented.
A great potential unrealized
by Reflect101 on 2020/05/15 14:03
So broad and comprehensive it is unusable; you might as well use the internet. If you want specificity, like favorite paintings by favorite artists, Pinterest is more functional. The only competitive advantage this has is geographic locations. Let’s say I want to revisit the Louvre, well this works well for museum tours. Hundreds of thousands of items and articles presumes you have infinite time and no plan. If you like to meander endlessly without goal or outcome, other than killing time, than this is for you. If you want to create order and structure out of your artistic preferences and explore undiscovered items similar to what you love, skip this app. I am going to give it another week and then either delete it or revise the review. Let’s see.
This makes you art so hard
by Miah.s on 2018/01/15 04:26
I’ve never arted so hard in my life. after getting this app I literally arted everywhere !! I couldn’t even contain the art that was coming out of me! i’ve arted my pants, I’ve arted at work, and I art everywhere now. One time I arted sooo hard that I had to pull over ! My girlfriend (well ex now) would get so jealous watching me art all over the place, so she left me. She called me ‘disgusting’ because I’d art so much around her. Arting in public has become one of my new found hobbies. So thanks google, I never new I could art so much in my life.
Limiting Art Education
by Clockwerk on 2018/01/24 12:49
The app should have come with a notification that the “Is Your Portrait In A Museum” feature is only available in some states. I can’t believe it’s not available in Texas, and apparently not in Illinois either! Think of all the kids who are missing out on this great chance to get connected with Art History through a trending tech app. And for what? Because Google doesn’t want to be the boogeyman about scanning people’s face biometrics? Sad. Look, people are only scared of that when info gets kept secretly, or when things aren’t disclosed. Ironically, by not letting users in Texas and Illinois know that that feature isn’t available upfront, they’re promoting a technological paranoia. This works against everything they’re trying to do, and wastes everyone’s time (like mine, writing this review.)
Legal Fail. Is Google becoming big brother?
by thechris623 on 2018/01/21 16:12
Google needs to own up to what they’re doing with biometric face scans, and either address the issue with Texas residents or remove the feature altogether. Banning an entire state from using the features on their app is exclusionist, and I doubt if Google’s intentions were pure that they would refrain from simply including a legal notice for Texas residents (based on state laws, TX residents have the right to know what biometric face scans are used for; Google refuses to comply with this, and instead they just opted out entire LARGE state out of this app’s premier feature.) I’ve never been disappointed in a Google product—until now (okay, Google+ sucked too). I’m considering trading in my Google Home for an Apple Speaker, if Google doesn’t improve transparency with its users. This is absurd.
Wow! What a resource!!
by Cor Carriero on 2018/06/07 15:59
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.
These reviews are hilarious
by TGRSSBB on 2018/01/16 08:59
I like everyone else am downloading to use the selfie portion of the app. I don’t know yet if I can yet because this whole location restriction thing but the fact that people are so upset by it is hilarious. Someone is so upset that they spent “lost” fifteen minutes of their time trying to find a place to use it. Are you kidding me? You ran around for fifteen minutes trying to make something that will have no impact on your life or anyone else just so you can’t post it on social media?? 🤣
Fine for art, not for the face match feature
by N_to_the_PO on 2018/01/15 15:19
Like most, I downloaded this app to use the portrait face match feature. I was able to use it once, but then when I got back into the app later in the day the feature was no longer available. I understand that it is only available in certain locations but I don’t understand why it worked in my location (OKC) in the morning and then it disappeared in the afternoon. My husband’s phone still has the feature so that makes it even more confusing. Despite that major screw up with the face match capability, it is a cool app if you have any interest in art.
Omg I love this app!
by HRS5165 on 2020/09/09 04:26
It always brightens my day. So much to learn and explore. I love it and always forget about it but once I open the app I’m in heaven. I love that you can save favorite articles or pictures. There are so many ways to appreciate art within the app so it can fit any need or style of learning and enjoyment. It’s endless! I feel like I never have enough time to browse but there’s constant information so I don’t feel like I missed out on anything, it just keeps coming. Love it!!
I’m giving it the BotD bc they’re still working on it, but there are still flaws with it.
by ProWitchHazel on 2018/01/14 16:13
The stories are interesting, but navigating the app is rather difficult. Also, I noticed a lot of African American art, but it was hard to find African art. It’s there, it’s just not in one of the main collections. Also, I wish there was more to the fashion collection. In regards to everyone’s displeasure with the face recognition portion of the app, I do agree that the “select locations” seem to have been chosen arbitrarily, but I feel that people would be a lot less upset if we were told which locations that part of the app actually functions.
Slightly Disappointed But Otherwise An Amazing App
by 1 d!!!!!! on 2018/01/18 11:19
On one hand I am slightly disappointed that I am not able to use the selfie feature in the state that I live in. However, this app has caught my attention for a few weeks now because it’s amazing options for viewing art. It allows me to go into a 360° environment and be able to look around at the artwork. I really enjoy using this app and I hope that someday in the near future they will be able to install the portrait comparison in the areas that it has restricted.
Love it
by 🌗🌠old TM player on 2018/01/21 21:53
I’ve been kind of bored with all my apps and I’ve been looking for something more informational. I have oodles of art pos and they’re great, it’s awesome to just browse through art. This app takes it further and provides so much incredible information and learning on all kinds of art. I haven’t been able to tear myself away from this app and have actually found myself clicking on this over Twitter, fb, instagram, etc.
Explore the World from Home
by EmaNekaf23 on 2018/01/21 23:37
This is a slick app. Most well-known is the museum doppelgänger feature, which was fun to experiment with. Then, I checked out some of the other features and had a pleasant time exploring the British Museum and Versailles in the street view section. The only thing that could make that part of the app better would be if it could track the movement of your device, and it could be like actually walking around those places. Constantly pressing the arrows to move a few feet was a little clunky, but it was still fun.
Cool; but full screen art please!
by MK500 on 2018/06/17 19:05
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.
Compare your selfies to famous works of art
by janicejudy on 2018/01/16 20:26
Yeah do disappointing. The app went viral basically but I can’t access it cause of my location? You wasted my time! Why would you do that? I live in a Chicago suburb called Lisle. I’ll give you the benefit of the doubt and maybe I’m just not finding it??? So please Google show me where to find it... “compare your selfies to famous works of art”. I downloaded your app...Arts and Culture” and wasted lots of time trying to find it. And if I can’t access from my location... then I think that’s a shame!
Zoom in feature.
by Fillip McGowski on 2018/07/12 13:30
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
Great app, only one thing
by Maester Pycelle on 2020/08/08 14:09
Great. I only wish I could swipe through my favorites rather than clicking, backing out, and clicking again. Also, it would be nice to have different options for organizing my favorited works—by medium, time period, etc., or even reversing the order— rather than having to always scroll through them from my most recent to the earliest that I favorited; once you gather a decent number, it’s very tedious to navigate them always in the exact same order.
Love it, but could be a little faster
by Andi the demigod on 2018/01/15 03:43
It’s a beautiful app, love the idea and already very simple to use. You can learn about artists, art movements, the art itself, and much much more. You are able to save your favorite art pieces to collections and explore to find new ones. Overall I love it so much but the connection and wait time could be improved. Like when you click to go on another page it will take awhile or sometimes never even go. Something minor though, it’s a great app!
Amazing
by The Mina Lisa on 2020/05/18 17:07
So appreciative that this app exists. What generosity that Google even created this, to have this accessibility to art without leaving your home. And they way in which they present it isn’t just “here’s some art, look at it”, you can project masterpieces with your phone on to your own wall, get into sometimes hidden detail of what makes Rembrandt a genius, take virtual tours of the Prada! Almost a crime if you don’t use it.
Didn’t get to compare myself
by stringsandthings on 2018/01/16 03:13
I guess my location doesn’t allow me to find my old school doppelgänger. However! This app is the coolest thing I’ve come across in a long time! To see all the art it has to offer for you to explore and get lost in is breath taking. Much better reads the social media accounts and the same repetitive news articles. I’m so excited to keep exploring this app and the museums within it!
Chicago restricted?
by nuge0015 on 2018/01/16 19:38
In general, this app is pretty cool and the information is quite interesting. My only issue is that I cannot do this portrait/selfie search ("first-world" problem, I know) and I understand that it's restricted in some areas. I cannot find a list of where this feature is restricted, but I live in Chicago and it is not available. Just to make sure, I searched for possible (troubleshooting) strategies just to verify that this feature should be available in this city and haven't found anything other than review comments.
The beginnings of something wonderful
by jamjosmo on 2018/01/16 08:37
The exploration of art never ceases to amaze me. This app takes my initial curiosity and expands it into a practical setting. Seeing museums that I may never experience in person, and immersive views into pieces not contained in any one place allows this app to flourish with a fluidity that cannot be matched by visiting any one institution. Here’s to further expansion and building upon what seems to be the potential for a massive catalog of art, bravo.
Selfie restrictions for some states are state law, NOT Google
by iampatmann on 2018/01/18 06:07
The reason some states (like Illinois and Texas) can’t use the selfie feature is because those states do not allow the collection of biometric data needed to implement the selfie feature. Don’t blame Google (it’s not some plot against middle America like some are suggesting)...just write your state legislators and get them to exempt apps like this if or (ahem) Google the work around (hint Forbes mentions it).
No good reason for Google to limit portrait feature.
by elwpea on 2018/01/15 15:00
Update: apparently the state of Texas is not able to get the selfie portrait feature? There’s no good reason why Google needs to limit this by location. Make all content available for all, Google; we can handle it... I scrolled down the homepage repeatedly, searched in the search bars, opened different parts of the app, and still didn’t find it. This is representative of the user experience of this app, generally—it’s not easy to browse or search. I would expect better from Google, but the organization of this project feels a bit like an afterthought compared to the content.
Take a Selfie - NOT
by Wily Wally on 2018/01/13 08:50
I just downloaded this app because I just learned about it in a news story on “Top 30”. The idea of viewing art from all over the world really appealed to me, but the “Take a Selfie . . . “ feature really intrigued me, so I downloaded the app; BUT I could not find this feature on any of the menu pages. I finally saw a statement on the product description that this feature was available only in certain areas. Huge disappointment! Why does your location affect the availability of this feature? Once I have time to explore the app’s ability to view art from around the world, I may give an updated rating.
Slightly annoyed, but overall super cool!
by Kiddcrzy on 2018/01/20 12:37
So here, I, like a majority of others, have downloaded this app for the selfie thing which seems super cool! Sadly, for some reason Chicago doesn’t have access to it yet which is a bummer. But I’m not that upset cause I actually really dig art and I think this app has a ton of awesome things to read about and whatnot. So, while not being able to match my face to a famous painting is annoying, it definitely wasn’t the end of the world.
A terrible app to navigate!
by Achilles123 on 2018/01/16 04:21
It’s so disappointing to learn about this app’s wonderful content yet so frustrating to navigate around numerous works of art, a user experience that doesn’t measure up to Google’s reputation. Firstly, no direct link is available for eager learners to tap on an artwork to learn about its background. One has to jump through different hurdles simply to find basic background information. Secondly, artworks aren’t organized into different genres or time periods, and users have to jump back and forth to search for works of the very same artist. Why not make it as simple as a music playlist to learn and search artwork?
Could be great
by brandonz85 on 2018/01/16 04:49
Ignoring the whole selfie fiasco, this app could be great but seems to be incredibly glitchy/unpolished. There’s not a cohesive experience with clicking read more and viewing related content and then trying to click back into the original post - it’s like the app is unsure how to handle each interaction. I end up back in the original list/search far too often. Feels like G put their C team on this one, which is unfortunate since it could open a whole lot of eyes (including my own) to great art.
Hope Selection and Quality Grows
by davidreview on 2018/01/15 21:21
I have used this app for some time now and it’s another google service/app I enjoy. I do hope the selection can continue to grow and be expanded. With the latest high end devices showing HD and QHD/UHD pictures/videos I hope the works are available in that. This is the only chance many people will have to see these works.
A gimmick that could have been something great
by Computerrebel.pr on 2018/01/17 03:25
This app could have been so much more. Google really jumped the gun and let an app that could have been an amazing resource be a social media Gimmick. First launching this app with geographic blocks was a mistake they should have waited for it to be truly ready. The fact that I can search names of master artist and it comes up missing is sad being google a search power house and last not having the experiments imbedded and launching you off the app is just being lazy. Again this app could be great but right now is a viral gimmick!!!
NOT actually art for all 😡
by Erin is ice on 2018/01/15 16:26
😡😡😡IRONIC to create an app that is art for all and then exclude millions of people (Texas and Illinois) not to mention the amount of money invested in art in Chicago, Dallas and Houston, which is where I live. Google did you run out of funding fo this project? I’ve been using gmail since it was in beta testing but I will disown you, you will no longer be invited into my home, to holiday dinners AND I’m writing you out of my will. I put this app in the garbage where it belongs. Since I’m an artist who feels i could get a lot of use out of this app, i am willing to forgive you, but expect and explanation. I am out for blood on this google, and don’t handle FOMO well.
only works in specific regions
by arabellakxo12345 on 2018/01/15 12:44
I’m still kinda surprised people having seen enough comments to realize this only works if you live in specific regions (mostly America). And also, to the person that claimed that since they lived in Asia and it didn’t work because it possibly doesn’t work with Asian faces, I’m Asian American and it matched many faces with me! Even the ethnicity was spot on. Love the app
No face match in FL 😒
by Nmetz on 2018/01/15 08:14
Interesting content, but after wasting time trying to find the face match option, I (as many others did) discovered it is not available in my location (Florida?!). How do our faces in the south not work with international artwork? There is nothing within the app that details this, and it is very off putting to have to waste time searching online to find this out on our own. Even as an otherwise good app that could bring culture to the masses, many will delete it out of frustration and a feeling of being “duped”. Fail, google.
READ SOME ART
by tytytyh56456456 on 2018/01/13 18:59
It’s funny to read so many negative reviews because people can’t find the portrait feature. The app has such great content and people are so upset because they can’t post what everyone else is posting on social media. Read about some art instead of archiving yet ANOTHER photo of yourself in the endless abyss of selfies. Thanks for the app, Google. It’s great.
Another frustrated Midwest user
by hildelion on 2018/01/14 16:48
Wasted 15 minutes trying to figure out how to access the Portrait Match feature. None of the more popular articles about the app mention this feature is only available in select locations, nor does any headline in within the app. Never had this experience with an app, ever!! Hopefully with enough negative reviews a one-star review will be pinned at the top / google will mention this in larger print to protect future customers. I can not uninstall this app fast enough. Let me guess: NY and LA have this feature. Flyover country does not. Google deserves a PR nightmare for this one.
Cool app, but...
by alexman420 on 2018/01/16 13:26
Like everyone else here, I downloaded this app for the selfie feature, but apparently I downloaded it too late and now the feature is only available in select areas of the US. Bear in mind I, by no means, live in a rural area (I live between Tampa and Orlando), but even in Orlando I can’t access the feature. Google this is not how you introduce a new social media craze, if you release a feature to everyone, and it doesn’t work optimally, you don’t take it away from over half the country, you try your best to fix it for everyone
Incomplete
by FlyingSnake on 2018/01/24 16:35
The app is nice. I like the view of places like Stonehenge. The collections seem jumbled, like when you just move in and you have everything in piles that still need to go where the really belong. It’s all there, just confusing. Also my closest, “near me,” art location is 190 miles away in this app when I know there is a good art museum less than 5 miles where I sit. It just seems like this is a beta app, but it’s not marketed as one. Nice, but a bit disappointing.
Disappointing
by Alameda Mom on 2018/01/17 17:14
I have to agree with the reviews about how disappointing it is to download the app to use the “Find your portrait in a museum” feature - only to discover it is not available. I live in Houston - fourth largest city in the US and it isn’t available? There wasn’t even a notice to inform you the feature isn’t available in your area, or a notice of when it will be available. The find a portrait feature is very popular online and Google gets 0 points for not capitalizing on the popularity. Really Google?
Horrible coding
by angelineehe on 2018/01/17 20:37
The facial recognition tech is so bad it should have just stayed beta. Couldn’t even match Mona Lisa to Mona Lisa. Pretty sure their “facial recognition” is really just randomly matching a face to 5 randomly generated portraits. Also, the app is difficult to navigate. I don’t like the endless scrolling on the home page, it should be better organized. Two stars because the info is really neat and new to the app scene. Great potential, just needs to fix a lot more bugs and go through major renovations before I seriously use this app.
OBSESSED
by jennykaye415 on 2018/01/18 00:55
The title says it all... I AM OBSESSED. I love seeing the selfie results that pop up, almost like that of a dna test, based upon the picture I take. I really love art and history so dorme it is more for the discovery of these pieces than to see myself in them, but perhaps it appeases my vanity as well, lol. Highly recommended app that I still have yet to fully explore! Endless discoveries await you- enjoy! Xoxo
Doesn’t work on iPad Mini 2 - iOS 12.4.4.
by Robostan on 2020/07/27 16:59
According to the App Store, this should work on my iPad mini, but it does not. I tried two different experiences: Visiting the leaning tower of Pisa and taking a tour of a park in France. In both cases, the app would constantly hang after the first slide and would state that an error occurred and it was reloading. After a few minutes of this I quit the app and tried starting again, but same result. I also noticed that there are two icons for my account on the upper right and I suspect there should only be one. Too bad. Looks like an interesting app.
This ap is awesomeness
by sophia says hi on 2020/04/07 15:03
Honestly, the only reason the people have It one star was because this selfie future was not available in their region which is kind of petty because this is a great app and Google worked really hard on it so honestly those people go back to posting your Snapchat dog filters on Instagram.
Bloated selfie app
by Kana Mauna on 2018/01/21 18:07
This app is interesting but let's face it, the only thing anybody cares about is the selfie section. Some of the hits are close if the viewer is drunk but others are just off the rails hilariously bad. Virtually none of the heads look like each other, which would seem to be a basic requirement. Google gets the sex right but everything else, including race, is pretty random. Hope the TSA is not using this technology. More importantly, why can I not scan my dogs? Come back when you add that feature.
Art Selfie Found!
by neeciek on 2019/02/01 17:13
Updated: Art Selfie is available by clicking camera at bottom. Five stars. Previously: This update seems to have removed (or deeply tucked away?) the Art Selfie which I had been using for over a year. Exploring the rest of the app is delightful; however, only one star until the Art Selfie is accessible.
Enlightening App
by Tom D. Kim on 2018/01/14 19:04
This app launched in 2016, and I have no idea how I missed it. In short, it’s truly awesome. The app has daily features on arts and cultures from around the world. With your consent, it sends out notifications about new articles, and even has a function which allows one to match a selfie with paintings in museums which is scarily accurate.
Why can some users get the popular feature and some not?
by superhappyknits on 2018/01/17 14:24
Like many, I downloaded this app because of the hype surrounding the “face-match-to-a-painting” feature. My friend cross country texted me her fun results, and I couldn’t access the feature. Very frustrating! Just let me do the thing! Other than that, I do enjoy the content and layout of the rest of the app. Thanks.
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