Exploring contemporary art with Google Arts & Culture

October 5th, 2017

Working with more than 180 partners all over the world, Google Arts & Culture is shining a light on contemporary art, with a new collection of online stories and rich digital content at

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Through an immersive digital journey, we bring you straight to the institutions housing the world’s seminal contemporary art collections with the help of high quality visuals, gigapixel resolution images—which allow you to zoom into the tiny details of a piece of art, and panoramic Museum View imagery. You can hear amazing stories about art from curators, artists, and experts from institutions all over the world.

With a repository of online exhibits and editorial features, we answer common questions about the contemporary art world, introduce you to the world’s leading contemporary artists and icons, and perhaps most importantly, the issues that are shaping art today.

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Here are some of our favorites:

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Scroll through the greatest hits from the collection of the Hayward Gallery in London and let legendary director, Ralph Rugoff deconstruct Contemporary Art today

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Directly from the experts: meet the Serpentine Gallery’s director of Digital, Ben Vickers and hear from one of the original “Young British Artists” and VR + art pioneer, Mat Collishaw.

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Take a wander through the London Design Biennal

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Delve into the history of the groundbreaking BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art up in Newcastle


Visit the on Politics, Society and Art section for expert features on the Future of Art and cast your net in diversity in the art world – 8 LGBTQI+ Artists You Should Know such as David Hockney and Robert Mapplethorpe.

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Swot up on icons like Marina Abramovic, Yayoi Kusama, Anish Kapoor, and Olafur Eliasson in our “Featured artists” section


Test your arty eye by zooming into masterpieces by like Chris Ofili’s Popcorn Shells from Arts Council England’s amazing collection of new acquisitions in 2016/17


Navigate through critical themes in contemporary art with an expert series of online stories and films from Paul Hobson, director of Modern Art Oxford

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Explore more stories and immersive digital content on contemporary art from over 180 partners around the world with the Google Arts and Culture app on Android and iOS.

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