Museums, Curators Bring Art to Life on Google+

Ever walk through a art museum and ponder the meaning behind each painting, sculpture, or installation? Well, Google does, too, which is why Google Art Project has launched "Art Talks," a series of Hangouts. 

Each month on Google Art Project's Google+ page, partner curators, museum directors, historians, and educators will reveal the hidden stories behind famous art works and artists. The guided visits begin this week on Wednesday, March 6, at 8 p.m. ET, and will be conducted by Director of Digital Learning Deborah Howes from the Museum of Modern Art. Viewers can engage with each presenter by posting a question on the "Events" page on Google+. The Google Art Project will post the video on YouTube for those who cannot make the live viewing.

The next talk scheduled is on March 20 from London's National Gallery, where Caroline Campbell and Arnika Schmidt will discuss depictions of the female nude. Then, in April, curator Peter Parshall from Washington's National Gallery of Art will examine the Google Art Project's popular gigapixel work, Bruegel's "Tower of Babel".


From there, Google Art Project has plans for additional talks from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Los Angeles' Museum of Contemporary Art, Mexico's Museo Nacional de Arte, and Qatar's Museum of Islamic Art. Interested viewers can find more information on dates and lecture times on Google+.

Google launched Art Project in an effort to make art more accessible to everyone.

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