Google just launched an awesome new app and website meant to help users discover art, architecture, music and culture. It’s called, fittingly enough, Google Arts & Culture.
You can search through a huge database (which Google has been building for a while), searching for anything from ancient tools to contemporary abstract art. Clearly, the company has been putting that Gigapixel camera to work.
The app also has some editorial content to help you discover something new every day. There’s a new YouTube channel you can follow, too.
(Be sure to watch Google’s official video above, by the way – it’s pretty cool).
Meanwhile, you can use a virtual reality headset to explore various important locations in the cultural pantheon – whether modern street art or an ancient Greek temple.
Finally, the app includes information about local museums, such a their open hours, directions, and ongoing exhibits. You can even use an ‘Art Recognizer’ tool to help you identify different works.