Using Google Art Project for Artist Study and More- Part 1

Introductory Video to Google Art Project 

Google Art Project is a marvelous and rich source for viewing and learning more about great art.

Ways to Use Google Art Project: Part 1

1. Prepare for a visit to a particular museum (example of going to the Met).
Go to Google Art Project
Go to Collections.
Go to Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Pick a piece of art to view.
Click Museum View (little person icon).
Click Details for more information.
Now you know where the piece is exactly in the museum and you can plan on viewing it during your visit.
Make a list of artwork you would like to see…sort of like an art scavenger hunt.

2. Research an artist.
Go to artists or search by their last name (example of Renoir).
Go to their gallery.
Click the image of the painting you wish to view.
Click Details for more information about the painting.
Add paintings you want to a gallery (see below).

3. Create a gallery for an artist or time period.

  • Search for a painting or artist by name.
  • Click the button on the left sidebar to “Add to a Gallery”.
  • Create your own private or public gallery (example of my Renoir).
  • Add descriptions for the gallery and for the painting.

Of course, these are just a few of the ideas you can use to get started with Google Art Project. I am just beginning to see the potential value of keeping up galleries for my own use. Besides being a practical tool, it is just fun to browse a museum or artist and find something new to love.

Hope this helps you get started!

I would love to see your galleries…send me a link!

You can read the second part to this series here:

Google Art Project Part 2 Museum View.

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