Today San Francisco's de Young Museum announced its partnership with Google's world wide Art Project.
The partnership is part of a major global expansion of the project, which now counts 151 partners in 40 countries.
Thanks to Google, art lovers are able—with a few simple clicks of their fingers—to discover not only paintings, but also sculpture, street art and photographs. Creations from a wide variety of cultures and civilizations are represented, including Brazilian street graffiti, Islamic decorative arts and ancient African rock art.
The de Young Museum is contributing 31 works of art from its permanent collection of American paintings, including museum favorites like Frederic Edwin Church’s Rainy Season in the Tropics, John Singer Sargent’s Le verre de porto (The Dinner Table at Night), Boatmen on the Missouri by George Caleb Bingham, and Albert Bierstadt’s California Spring.
“The de Young Museum is excited to join other prominent museums from around the world participating in the Google Art Project,” says Julian Cox, chief administrative curator for Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, “This online collaboration affords us the opportunity to share with a wider audience outstanding works from our collection of American paintings.”
About the de Young Museum
The de Young, designed by Herzog & de Meuron and located in Golden Gate Park, is the nation’s sixth most visited art museum. The Museum showcases American art from the 17th through the 21st centuries; international textile arts and costumes; art from the Americas, the Pacific and Africa and photography.
Golden Gate Park
50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive
San Francisco, CA 94118
Tuesday–Sunday, 9:30 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.
Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 8:45 p.m.