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Google Arts & Culture
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Keep exploring with Google Arts & Culture. Meet the people, visit the places and learn about the events that shaped our world. Discover collections curated by experts from the most famous museums. Be moved by stories depicted in thousands of photos, videos, manuscripts and artworks on every type of screen and in virtual reality. Find your favorite artworks, create your own collections and share them with friends. Google Arts & Culture has collaborated with over 1,200 international museums, galleries and institutions from 70 countries to make their exhibits available for everyone online. 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 - Nearby - Find museums and cultural events around you - Exhibits - Take guided tours curated by experts - Daily digest - Learn something new every time you open the app - Art Recognizer - Learn more about artworks by pointing your device camera at them, even when offline (at select museums) - Notifications - subscribe to receive updates on the top arts & culture stories 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 - Contacts (Get Accounts): Needed to allow sign in with a Google account, in order to store users favorites and preferences - Storage: Needed to allow artworks to be recognized and related information to be access while offline
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.
Great app, only one thing
by Maester Pycelle on 2019/08/26 00:45
Great app to easily navigate some classics of art history. I only wish I could swipe through my favorites rather than clicking, backing out, and clicking again: the app occasionally has issues and sends me back to the main page when I use the back button, which is tedious if you have a few favorites to make your way through
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
Ann
Ghost 👻
by ghost🧬 on 2019/05/29 23:37
Hate that it said not available
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by gjahijsgjjsaglgslsjg on 2019/05/26 00:50
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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
Biased App. Google’s Worldview absent of fact!
by OOffW on 2019/04/23 10:30
Welcome to the Google’s echo chamber, where Google has taken it upon themselves to rewrite history or omit key portions of relevant history. If you want to be brainwashed, this is the app for you!
Widget problem
by shareef1090 on 2019/04/13 01:50
When I click on stories in widget it always just opens app to home page and most of the time I can't even find the story/feature I wanted in the first place 👎🏾 please fix
Jose de escandon
by luis enfique on 2019/04/08 03:07
Gracias me sirvio para artes xd
Is the face scan even real
by angry moustache man on 2019/04/08 02:04
I took the same photo multiple times and got completely different results each time
Yay
by Dhehdhdheve on 2019/04/07 11:56
Yeah
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by k l. doo l on 2019/03/21 17:21
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Great but with minor glitches
by peloppelop on 2019/03/17 08:32
Sometimes when searching the results reset and you lose track of your space when scrolling through
Hair style wonderful
by Photograp Dao on 2019/03/16 05:10
Like my hair
:)
by Boy Nirvana on 2019/03/15 18:29
10/10 would recommend
The Best
by Lenfink on 2019/03/10 13:26
Why? High Resolution. High Resolution.High Resolution. This allows an unprecedented, “deep dive” into the hand of the artist. Thank you.
Art
by many moor on 2019/03/10 05:19
Art is vary colorful
Amazing
by Rose's Petals on 2019/03/09 16:20
Simply amazing and beautiful. Very cool idea and application of technology so that people can enjoy the beauty of art.
Versailles Museum
by Nerso Vielma on 2019/03/07 12:09
I did not uploaded it on my FB!
Amazingly, beautiful
by glitter nipples on 2019/02/28 21:56
I danced out the womb holding paint brushes. This app for me, is a life long dream come true. Thank you for all the effort and work it takes to create an app of this magnificent magnitude. I learn more on here in one day, than I have from any other reference.
Where is the portrait lookalike feature?
by AdamiusRex on 2019/02/21 11:06
Everyone was doing this “what painting do i look like?” thing. i download the app and that feature is nowhere to be found. Oh, and I live in Virginia...not one of the states where Google deactivate the feature. So it’s not there for unexplained reasons. Lame.
👍👍👍👍👍
by jason chae on 2019/02/20 00:46
👍👍👍👍
Best App Ever
by Cafemaiden on 2019/02/12 04:57
Love the variety of articles! Great information! I can spend hours on this app!!!
Misuse of Data
by Tiff227 on 2019/02/10 04:27
This app was downloaded without my permission so I promptly deleted it upon seeing it. I’ve just discovered that google is treating the app as active and still maintains storage space on my phone for the app. Enough! I never wanted it and never agreed to give you permanent space to store data on my phone - knock it off.
What happened?
by Yahkfbkf on 2019/02/05 02:52
The first time I tried this app I used the selfie mode and found a painting that looked just like me, lately it doesn't show up at all and I can't remember the name of the artist so I can't find it again
Asome
by dark accting on youtube on 2019/02/03 21:26
This app is awesome it was every thing I expected. 😍😍😍😍😍😜😜😜😝😝😝😝🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩😂😂😂🤣🤣🤣🤣😊😊😊🙃🙃🙃🙃😛😛😛😋😋😋😜😜😜👍🏽👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍🏻👍🏼👍🏽👍🏾👍🏿😻😻😻😻😻
Hope to see more from it
by jelenasloko on 2019/02/01 19:58
There is not so much contemporary artists (or for example I barely found any Serbian artists) but I love the Art selfie part. I hope to see more.
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.
thx
by wil728 on 2019/02/01 12:45
verygoooood
TOTALMENTE AGRADECIDO.
by apalonso2013 on 2019/01/30 02:20
Es la maravilla de visitar un museo de arte como El Louvre desde casa. Uds aumentan mi autoestima y dignifican mi espirtu. GRACISA, GRACIAS.
This is kickass
by Swells(: on 2019/01/22 00:39
I can look at these paintings for free, what an era to be in on god
Got
by StopThedropwierdo8375738385 on 2019/01/21 06:07
Gfdeeee
It could use some work
by AllAboutTheAnimals! on 2019/01/20 23:21
I am not a big fan of this app because I cannot seem to find the “art selfie”. My friend has the iPhoneX and they can use it but i can’t seem to. If you fix these things that would be great. Thx!
Love the concept but needs more
by willw0lfman on 2019/01/09 20:20
I love the concept of this app can be an amazing resource, however needs a broader and more expansive catalogue.
Titles/artists on favs?
by Alliek81 on 2019/01/09 03:33
This app is next level, and I never write reviews-but I would personally love it if you could tweak the settings, so that it shows the title/ artist of works you’ve liked as an overlay without clicking one by one
Passion
by DjMumbles42 on 2019/01/08 11:33
The ideas sparked by your daily notifications keeps my creativity flowing. Thank you Rich
Hard to amuse ...
by viewtaker on 2019/01/05 18:25
This is pretty awesome . Next to my Verse-A-Day app and my favorite of all time tried and true Sky View .
It has YouTube
by poop on Cai's head on 2019/01/02 23:41
If you do not have YouTube and don’t have google or safari you can access YouTube from this app and you can watch all you favorite YouTubers😀👌👍
I love The creations🖌
by bunny trouble🐰 on 2019/01/02 00:51
I like how everyone's creations are beautiful and it's just I can't stand it I love them all equally and they're so beautiful that I cannot cannot believe how great you were were when you were doing it I am impressed
Awesome
by Star du on 2018/12/31 15:35
The new pocket gallery, a whole collection of Vermeer’s work with fantastic effects rendered by AR, is really fantastic! Well done and thank you, google (and all the organizations and museums certainly)🥰
Lack of full screen option is so disappointing
by Kidpalmtree on 2018/12/31 05:52
I can’t believe you can’t remove the ‘google arts and culture banner’ hovering over every painting. A full screen of Manet is a beautiful thing. What a disgusting intrusion of commercialism into a beautiful app and project. So disappointing.
Insights into you
by mikestuart on 2018/12/30 13:05
See yourself in history
Just started toying
by Bentoboxmaster on 2018/12/30 05:37
Im bored and having a laugh at a party by taking the selphie section out to play with friends Im a huge history buff and this is a blast for me
Such a cool app!!!!!!!!
by Mercedez Crystal on 2018/12/29 18:09
Goos
One of my Favorite Apps
by Yoga flower on 2018/12/24 23:26
Love this app.
Rất hấp dẫn và ấn tượng
by Cường Long An 87 on 2018/12/22 08:22
Cực kì thích thú
Ms. AngiMacMimi
by Angi max on 2018/12/14 19:27
Love this app!
Crashes
by 633737djehdjdhd on 2018/12/14 17:51
App crashes and every time and I must force restart the iPad. Very frustrating. I would really like to see it without it crashing over and over.
Mutha likes it!
by thisnaneistaken on 2018/12/10 04:09
Seeing colors and shapes, ideas and faraway places right in the palm of my hand. And sharing this with my 93-year-old mother…. This is more than just an “app”, don’t you think??!
Love Google Arts and Culture
by LLJbuy on 2018/12/10 02:12
It is truly wonderful that Google is making all of the world's great art available to all of us. But I am having difficulty finding the sorting features that I've seen in a Ted Talk about it. They included timelines, distributions, and other ways of viewing the art. Does anyone know where those features are? Are the leaving them off of the Apple apps in favor of the Android?. Wouldn't blame them if they did!
Nearby
by FritzGillis on 2018/12/09 09:38
It is extremely frustrating to figure out how to navigate between pages on the nearby module.
Museum app
by OpaDoc on 2018/12/05 15:54
Need better instruction and ideas for orientation of position
Art
by Fidvet on 2018/12/05 03:39
This gives anyone that appreciates fine art a view of the masters finest works.
Buggy piece of junk
by Dr G Dr G on 2018/12/05 01:57
Bad software. Needs improvement.
Can’t upload photos to get matches
by juleeyjon on 2018/12/04 00:03
I’m not sure why you can only use this experimental feature by taking a real-time selfie. What if we want to see what we would have matched as using different photos of ourselves?
Meet Vermeer
by maple lake user on 2018/12/03 20:34
I am new to this app and I am finding it difficult to navigate. Maybe practice will help.
Wrapping My Eyes Around Vermeer
by Mr. P-Body's Friend on 2018/12/03 19:00
Extraordinary melding of art and technology!
Great
by caiovignoli on 2018/12/02 11:57
Fun and culture
Love this site
by trish105 on 2018/12/01 12:32
I love being able to move around in the pictures on this site. It gives me a better look at places I’ll never visit in person.
Liranzo p
by pablo rscob on 2018/11/27 19:58
Mi components
Everyone needs this app
by QtheMelody on 2018/11/26 07:09
There is always something new to discover. One second I’m reading about Dadaism, an hour later I’m reading the etymology of the color red. The technicality of the app is also smooth and maneuverable.
Great app!
by Speedman036 on 2018/11/21 21:39
I love how you can see what paintings you looks like.
Great Meme Material
by Stuf.jpg on 2018/11/21 03:08
I downloaded this app solely for the purpose of getting roasted. I got exactly what I asked for. I felt very pleased with my results and it made me realize how disgusting my face actually is. Very good app overall.
Collection
by 7th Street Chuck on 2018/11/11 16:50
I would like to create my own collection or my virtual museum of favorites. I cannot figure out how to do it.
Great App!
by leilanijd on 2018/11/05 02:19
Great usability and simple to use!
Art & culture
by Chulamaiyia on 2018/11/02 00:49
Excellent site !
Let’s do it
by babbbhbbbby on 2018/11/01 03:44
Heck yeah
Google Art
by Dave L A on 2018/10/29 23:47
I see things that I send to my art history professor.
Art pictures
by tihsnameisnottaken on 2018/10/24 21:51
Maybe it’s me, but this is not making me want to see more art.
selfie vs upload
by ghrydy on 2018/10/23 17:32
hi! i would love to be able to upload a photo instead of always a selfie. Also would love to be able to take a photo of someone else instead of always a selfie.
Promising, but lacks navigation features
by ari_1965 on 2018/10/15 19:18
I like some of the collections featured on the home page, but there seems to be no way to delete or hide something you've already looked at or don't ever want to look at. So you scroll past the same things over and over with no way to get rid of them.
My review
by rin gaddis on 2018/10/11 23:37
I find this site to be incredible! It is truly amazing and adds a great deal to my understanding of the arts in general. Thank you all who have made it possible
FONT EXTYRMELEY SMALL AND THIN
by Ewaan on 2018/10/08 03:46
The app developers are too ARROGANT to make the font adjustable. Font extremely small on iPad Pro. Unusable.
Great app
by MyTamy on 2018/10/05 23:55
Love this app
5 stars!
by natsukoo on 2018/09/27 15:46
for one who is very interested in art and art history in general and is willing to learn more about it, this app is really helpful and informative, splendid!
Selfies
by Libby W. on 2018/09/18 20:33
Love the selfie feature that pairs our faces with works of art!
Great contribution to Cultural Preservation
by MikeF2000 on 2018/09/17 12:13
View carefully, it will take a lifetime toenjoy!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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!
MILLENNIALS READ THIS
by rileybiley123 on 2018/01/16 03:17
i am sickened by these reviews. all these narcissistic teenagers and young adults only care about a small feature this amazing app has to offer, AND GIVE IT ONE STAR BECAUSE THEY ARE BITTER ITS NOT AVAILABLE TO THEM?!?? STOP IT. go to back to posting your snapchat dog filters on instagram. for everyone who uses this app for its ATTENDED PURPOSE it is absolutely stunning. one day i am inside the Eiffel Tower in Paris, the next day art museums around Rome. fun articles about van gogh and powerful men in heels keep it super fresh for younger readers.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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).
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?
Great app, only one thing
by Maester Pycelle on 2019/08/26 00:45
Great app to easily navigate some classics of art history. I only wish I could swipe through my favorites rather than clicking, backing out, and clicking again: the app occasionally has issues and sends me back to the main page when I use the back button, which is tedious if you have a few favorites to make your way through
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
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.
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.
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.
Why make a selfie feature regional?
by Ahester23966 on 2018/01/14 15:20
I’m sure they know that is the draw to their product for many, and though I will be keeping the app for its historical content, I feel that they need to make a product either for all or for none. Google is one of the largest tech companies in the world, so I truly don’t understand how they can’t make the selfie feature work for all. I live in southeast, so you may not have access either if you are from either Georgia, Alabama, Florida, or the Carolinas.
Sigh
by JenJenPirate on 2018/01/16 23:24
Only available in parts of the U.S.? I live 20 minutes from downtown San Antonio, home to several museums and art displays, but the closest museums listed are in Dallas (5 hours away) and Houston (3 hours away). And apparently, San Antonio (one of the largest cities in the U.S.) is too remote to have the selfie option available. Wasted my time searching through this app for this neat new feature only to be disappointed. Please make it available for all users, no matter where they live. And Google, get your head out of the sand in regards to culture and where museums are located.
Face match portrait feature is totally MIA!?
by Gooberbunny on 2018/01/14 06:19
I, like many of the recent reviewers, downloaded this app wanting to do the face match famous museum awesome thingie. So I searched....and searched....and freaking searched the app for it and it was nowhere to be found!!! And I felt like I was taking crazy pills!!! Until I came here and read reviews. And found out that apparently this "feature" of the app is only available in certain locations. So I guess I just don't live somewhere cool enough for this feature according to google. Super lame guys!!! Oh well....off to delete the app...
FREEZES AND also oesn’t work in Texas or Illinoise
by tottodile on 2018/01/18 19:07
It’s bull that it doesn’t work here. Fix it. The only reason people are even getting this is because of the selfie feature. Also slow for some reason?? And needs more touch options. It is also very basic, program wise, making it harder to use. It glitches or freezes with all the other features so when i click on something I don’t even get to enjoy seeing it because it just freezes and then only shows half of the painting/artwork, total bs.
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Keep exploring with Google Arts & Culture. Meet the people, visit the places and learn about the events that shaped our world. Discover collections curated by experts from the most famous museums. Be moved by stories depicted in thousands of photos, videos, manuscripts and artworks on every type of screen and in virtual reality. Find your favorite artworks, create your own collections and share them with friends. Google Arts & Culture has collaborated with over 1,200 international museums, galleries and institutions from 70 countries to make their exhibits available for everyone online. 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 - Nearby - Find museums and cultural events around you - Exhibits - Take guided tours curated by experts - Daily digest - Learn something new every time you open the app - Art Recognizer - Learn more about artworks by pointing your device camera at them, even when offline (at select museums) - Notifications - subscribe to receive updates on the top arts & culture stories 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 - Contacts (Get Accounts): Needed to allow sign in with a Google account, in order to store users favorites and preferences - Storage: Needed to allow artworks to be recognized and related information to be access while offline
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.
Great app, only one thing
by Maester Pycelle on 2019/08/26 00:45
Great app to easily navigate some classics of art history. I only wish I could swipe through my favorites rather than clicking, backing out, and clicking again: the app occasionally has issues and sends me back to the main page when I use the back button, which is tedious if you have a few favorites to make your way through
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
Ann
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
Biased App. Google’s Worldview absent of fact!
by OOffW on 2019/04/23 10:30
Welcome to the Google’s echo chamber, where Google has taken it upon themselves to rewrite history or omit key portions of relevant history. If you want to be brainwashed, this is the app for you!
Widget problem
by shareef1090 on 2019/04/13 01:50
When I click on stories in widget it always just opens app to home page and most of the time I can't even find the story/feature I wanted in the first place 👎🏾 please fix
Jose de escandon
by luis enfique on 2019/04/08 03:07
Gracias me sirvio para artes xd
Is the face scan even real
by angry moustache man on 2019/04/08 02:04
I took the same photo multiple times and got completely different results each time
Yay
by Dhehdhdheve on 2019/04/07 11:56
Yeah
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by k l. doo l on 2019/03/21 17:21
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Great but with minor glitches
by peloppelop on 2019/03/17 08:32
Sometimes when searching the results reset and you lose track of your space when scrolling through
Hair style wonderful
by Photograp Dao on 2019/03/16 05:10
Like my hair
:)
by Boy Nirvana on 2019/03/15 18:29
10/10 would recommend
The Best
by Lenfink on 2019/03/10 13:26
Why? High Resolution. High Resolution.High Resolution. This allows an unprecedented, “deep dive” into the hand of the artist. Thank you.
Art
by many moor on 2019/03/10 05:19
Art is vary colorful
Amazing
by Rose's Petals on 2019/03/09 16:20
Simply amazing and beautiful. Very cool idea and application of technology so that people can enjoy the beauty of art.
Versailles Museum
by Nerso Vielma on 2019/03/07 12:09
I did not uploaded it on my FB!
Amazingly, beautiful
by glitter nipples on 2019/02/28 21:56
I danced out the womb holding paint brushes. This app for me, is a life long dream come true. Thank you for all the effort and work it takes to create an app of this magnificent magnitude. I learn more on here in one day, than I have from any other reference.
Where is the portrait lookalike feature?
by AdamiusRex on 2019/02/21 11:06
Everyone was doing this “what painting do i look like?” thing. i download the app and that feature is nowhere to be found. Oh, and I live in Virginia...not one of the states where Google deactivate the feature. So it’s not there for unexplained reasons. Lame.
👍👍👍👍👍
by jason chae on 2019/02/20 00:46
👍👍👍👍
Best App Ever
by Cafemaiden on 2019/02/12 04:57
Love the variety of articles! Great information! I can spend hours on this app!!!
Misuse of Data
by Tiff227 on 2019/02/10 04:27
This app was downloaded without my permission so I promptly deleted it upon seeing it. I’ve just discovered that google is treating the app as active and still maintains storage space on my phone for the app. Enough! I never wanted it and never agreed to give you permanent space to store data on my phone - knock it off.
What happened?
by Yahkfbkf on 2019/02/05 02:52
The first time I tried this app I used the selfie mode and found a painting that looked just like me, lately it doesn't show up at all and I can't remember the name of the artist so I can't find it again
Asome
by dark accting on youtube on 2019/02/03 21:26
This app is awesome it was every thing I expected. 😍😍😍😍😍😜😜😜😝😝😝😝🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩😂😂😂🤣🤣🤣🤣😊😊😊🙃🙃🙃🙃😛😛😛😋😋😋😜😜😜👍🏽👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍🏻👍🏼👍🏽👍🏾👍🏿😻😻😻😻😻
Hope to see more from it
by jelenasloko on 2019/02/01 19:58
There is not so much contemporary artists (or for example I barely found any Serbian artists) but I love the Art selfie part. I hope to see more.
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.
thx
by wil728 on 2019/02/01 12:45
verygoooood
TOTALMENTE AGRADECIDO.
by apalonso2013 on 2019/01/30 02:20
Es la maravilla de visitar un museo de arte como El Louvre desde casa. Uds aumentan mi autoestima y dignifican mi espirtu. GRACISA, GRACIAS.
This is kickass
by Swells(: on 2019/01/22 00:39
I can look at these paintings for free, what an era to be in on god
Got
by StopThedropwierdo8375738385 on 2019/01/21 06:07
Gfdeeee
It could use some work
by AllAboutTheAnimals! on 2019/01/20 23:21
I am not a big fan of this app because I cannot seem to find the “art selfie”. My friend has the iPhoneX and they can use it but i can’t seem to. If you fix these things that would be great. Thx!
Love the concept but needs more
by willw0lfman on 2019/01/09 20:20
I love the concept of this app can be an amazing resource, however needs a broader and more expansive catalogue.
Titles/artists on favs?
by Alliek81 on 2019/01/09 03:33
This app is next level, and I never write reviews-but I would personally love it if you could tweak the settings, so that it shows the title/ artist of works you’ve liked as an overlay without clicking one by one
Passion
by DjMumbles42 on 2019/01/08 11:33
The ideas sparked by your daily notifications keeps my creativity flowing. Thank you Rich
Hard to amuse ...
by viewtaker on 2019/01/05 18:25
This is pretty awesome . Next to my Verse-A-Day app and my favorite of all time tried and true Sky View .
It has YouTube
by poop on Cai's head on 2019/01/02 23:41
If you do not have YouTube and don’t have google or safari you can access YouTube from this app and you can watch all you favorite YouTubers😀👌👍
I love The creations🖌
by bunny trouble🐰 on 2019/01/02 00:51
I like how everyone's creations are beautiful and it's just I can't stand it I love them all equally and they're so beautiful that I cannot cannot believe how great you were were when you were doing it I am impressed
Awesome
by Star du on 2018/12/31 15:35
The new pocket gallery, a whole collection of Vermeer’s work with fantastic effects rendered by AR, is really fantastic! Well done and thank you, google (and all the organizations and museums certainly)🥰
Lack of full screen option is so disappointing
by Kidpalmtree on 2018/12/31 05:52
I can’t believe you can’t remove the ‘google arts and culture banner’ hovering over every painting. A full screen of Manet is a beautiful thing. What a disgusting intrusion of commercialism into a beautiful app and project. So disappointing.
Insights into you
by mikestuart on 2018/12/30 13:05
See yourself in history
Just started toying
by Bentoboxmaster on 2018/12/30 05:37
Im bored and having a laugh at a party by taking the selphie section out to play with friends Im a huge history buff and this is a blast for me
Such a cool app!!!!!!!!
by Mercedez Crystal on 2018/12/29 18:09
Goos
One of my Favorite Apps
by Yoga flower on 2018/12/24 23:26
Love this app.
Rất hấp dẫn và ấn tượng
by Cường Long An 87 on 2018/12/22 08:22
Cực kì thích thú
Ms. AngiMacMimi
by Angi max on 2018/12/14 19:27
Love this app!
Crashes
by 633737djehdjdhd on 2018/12/14 17:51
App crashes and every time and I must force restart the iPad. Very frustrating. I would really like to see it without it crashing over and over.
Mutha likes it!
by thisnaneistaken on 2018/12/10 04:09
Seeing colors and shapes, ideas and faraway places right in the palm of my hand. And sharing this with my 93-year-old mother…. This is more than just an “app”, don’t you think??!
Love Google Arts and Culture
by LLJbuy on 2018/12/10 02:12
It is truly wonderful that Google is making all of the world's great art available to all of us. But I am having difficulty finding the sorting features that I've seen in a Ted Talk about it. They included timelines, distributions, and other ways of viewing the art. Does anyone know where those features are? Are the leaving them off of the Apple apps in favor of the Android?. Wouldn't blame them if they did!
Nearby
by FritzGillis on 2018/12/09 09:38
It is extremely frustrating to figure out how to navigate between pages on the nearby module.
Museum app
by OpaDoc on 2018/12/05 15:54
Need better instruction and ideas for orientation of position
Art
by Fidvet on 2018/12/05 03:39
This gives anyone that appreciates fine art a view of the masters finest works.
Buggy piece of junk
by Dr G Dr G on 2018/12/05 01:57
Bad software. Needs improvement.
Can’t upload photos to get matches
by juleeyjon on 2018/12/04 00:03
I’m not sure why you can only use this experimental feature by taking a real-time selfie. What if we want to see what we would have matched as using different photos of ourselves?
Meet Vermeer
by maple lake user on 2018/12/03 20:34
I am new to this app and I am finding it difficult to navigate. Maybe practice will help.
Wrapping My Eyes Around Vermeer
by Mr. P-Body's Friend on 2018/12/03 19:00
Extraordinary melding of art and technology!
Great
by caiovignoli on 2018/12/02 11:57
Fun and culture
Love this site
by trish105 on 2018/12/01 12:32
I love being able to move around in the pictures on this site. It gives me a better look at places I’ll never visit in person.
Liranzo p
by pablo rscob on 2018/11/27 19:58
Mi components
Everyone needs this app
by QtheMelody on 2018/11/26 07:09
There is always something new to discover. One second I’m reading about Dadaism, an hour later I’m reading the etymology of the color red. The technicality of the app is also smooth and maneuverable.
Great app!
by Speedman036 on 2018/11/21 21:39
I love how you can see what paintings you looks like.
Great Meme Material
by Stuf.jpg on 2018/11/21 03:08
I downloaded this app solely for the purpose of getting roasted. I got exactly what I asked for. I felt very pleased with my results and it made me realize how disgusting my face actually is. Very good app overall.
Collection
by 7th Street Chuck on 2018/11/11 16:50
I would like to create my own collection or my virtual museum of favorites. I cannot figure out how to do it.
Great App!
by leilanijd on 2018/11/05 02:19
Great usability and simple to use!
Art & culture
by Chulamaiyia on 2018/11/02 00:49
Excellent site !
Let’s do it
by babbbhbbbby on 2018/11/01 03:44
Heck yeah
Google Art
by Dave L A on 2018/10/29 23:47
I see things that I send to my art history professor.
Art pictures
by tihsnameisnottaken on 2018/10/24 21:51
Maybe it’s me, but this is not making me want to see more art.
selfie vs upload
by ghrydy on 2018/10/23 17:32
hi! i would love to be able to upload a photo instead of always a selfie. Also would love to be able to take a photo of someone else instead of always a selfie.
Promising, but lacks navigation features
by ari_1965 on 2018/10/15 19:18
I like some of the collections featured on the home page, but there seems to be no way to delete or hide something you've already looked at or don't ever want to look at. So you scroll past the same things over and over with no way to get rid of them.
My review
by rin gaddis on 2018/10/11 23:37
I find this site to be incredible! It is truly amazing and adds a great deal to my understanding of the arts in general. Thank you all who have made it possible
FONT EXTYRMELEY SMALL AND THIN
by Ewaan on 2018/10/08 03:46
The app developers are too ARROGANT to make the font adjustable. Font extremely small on iPad Pro. Unusable.
Great app
by MyTamy on 2018/10/05 23:55
Love this app
5 stars!
by natsukoo on 2018/09/27 15:46
for one who is very interested in art and art history in general and is willing to learn more about it, this app is really helpful and informative, splendid!
Selfies
by Libby W. on 2018/09/18 20:33
Love the selfie feature that pairs our faces with works of art!
Great contribution to Cultural Preservation
by MikeF2000 on 2018/09/17 12:13
View carefully, it will take a lifetime toenjoy!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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!
MILLENNIALS READ THIS
by rileybiley123 on 2018/01/16 03:17
i am sickened by these reviews. all these narcissistic teenagers and young adults only care about a small feature this amazing app has to offer, AND GIVE IT ONE STAR BECAUSE THEY ARE BITTER ITS NOT AVAILABLE TO THEM?!?? STOP IT. go to back to posting your snapchat dog filters on instagram. for everyone who uses this app for its ATTENDED PURPOSE it is absolutely stunning. one day i am inside the Eiffel Tower in Paris, the next day art museums around Rome. fun articles about van gogh and powerful men in heels keep it super fresh for younger readers.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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).
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?
Great app, only one thing
by Maester Pycelle on 2019/08/26 00:45
Great app to easily navigate some classics of art history. I only wish I could swipe through my favorites rather than clicking, backing out, and clicking again: the app occasionally has issues and sends me back to the main page when I use the back button, which is tedious if you have a few favorites to make your way through
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
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.
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.
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.
Why make a selfie feature regional?
by Ahester23966 on 2018/01/14 15:20
I’m sure they know that is the draw to their product for many, and though I will be keeping the app for its historical content, I feel that they need to make a product either for all or for none. Google is one of the largest tech companies in the world, so I truly don’t understand how they can’t make the selfie feature work for all. I live in southeast, so you may not have access either if you are from either Georgia, Alabama, Florida, or the Carolinas.
Sigh
by JenJenPirate on 2018/01/16 23:24
Only available in parts of the U.S.? I live 20 minutes from downtown San Antonio, home to several museums and art displays, but the closest museums listed are in Dallas (5 hours away) and Houston (3 hours away). And apparently, San Antonio (one of the largest cities in the U.S.) is too remote to have the selfie option available. Wasted my time searching through this app for this neat new feature only to be disappointed. Please make it available for all users, no matter where they live. And Google, get your head out of the sand in regards to culture and where museums are located.
Face match portrait feature is totally MIA!?
by Gooberbunny on 2018/01/14 06:19
I, like many of the recent reviewers, downloaded this app wanting to do the face match famous museum awesome thingie. So I searched....and searched....and freaking searched the app for it and it was nowhere to be found!!! And I felt like I was taking crazy pills!!! Until I came here and read reviews. And found out that apparently this "feature" of the app is only available in certain locations. So I guess I just don't live somewhere cool enough for this feature according to google. Super lame guys!!! Oh well....off to delete the app...
FREEZES AND also oesn’t work in Texas or Illinoise
by tottodile on 2018/01/18 19:07
It’s bull that it doesn’t work here. Fix it. The only reason people are even getting this is because of the selfie feature. Also slow for some reason?? And needs more touch options. It is also very basic, program wise, making it harder to use. It glitches or freezes with all the other features so when i click on something I don’t even get to enjoy seeing it because it just freezes and then only shows half of the painting/artwork, total bs.
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