They've attracted 20 million online visitors in little more than a year. On Tuesday, the North American launch of the next stage of the Google Art Project was centered in Chicago at The Art Institute. The goal of the effort is to expand access to cultural heritage around the world. For the project, Google partners with museums to provide high-resolution images to anyone with a computer.
The Art Institute of Chicago now has 155 high-res images on the Google Art Project's website. Check out photos of some of the selections below and click on the images to view the full list.
The following is a list of U.S. museums that have a partnership with Google.
- Brooklyn Museum
- Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum
- de Young Museum
- Denver Art Museum
- Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian
- Gibbes Museum of Art
- Indianapolis Museum of Art
- Los Angeles County Museum of Art
- MoMA, The Museum of Modern Art
- Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
- National Gallery of Art, Washington DC
- National Portrait Gallery
- Norman Rockwell Museum
- Philadelphia Museum of Art
- Rubin Museum of Art
- San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA)
- SCAD Museum of Art
- Smithsonian American Art
- The Art Institute of Chicago
- The Frick Collection
- The J. Paul Getty Museum
- The Jewish Museum, New York
- The Metropolitan Museum of Art
- The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
- The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
- The Toledo Museum of Art
- The White House
- Yale Center for British Arts
- Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers University
Watch Chicago Tonight at 7:00 pm to learn more about the Google Art Project and the partnership with The Art Institute of Chicago.