Art Museum (Match'Em Up History & Geography)

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Liz Panarelli, Common Sense Media
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Fun but basic way to learn famous paintings; some violence.

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Ease of Play

There are no instructions included with this app, but it is fairly easy to navigate. In addition to the gallery where you can view all 43 paintings (in somewhat low resolution), there are four other game modes: memory, two-player memory, pop quiz, and spell and learn. There are three difficulty levels that change the size of the memory games: easy starts with 16 paintings, medium with 24, and hard with 36 tiles. The pop quiz and spelling modes have 20 questions regardless of difficulty level. The memory games have four rounds to practice matching the painting with its title and its artist. None of the games penalize for incorrect answers, and scores are not tracked. There are a few glitches in the app; the sound cannot be disabled in quiz mode, and in the multiplayer mode you cannot quit and return to the main menu until the game is completed.


Several paintings reference war and include skulls, such as "Apotheosis of War" by Vereshchagin. Caravaggio's "Judith Beheading Holofernes" is also included; it depicts a knife and some blood.


Picasso's "Les Demoiselles d'Avignon" shows nude women, albeit abstractly.


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What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Art Museum (Match'Em Up History & Geography) uses games to teach kids the titles and artists of 43 famous, though occasionally violent, paintings. Kids can play memory with one or two players on boards of three different sizes, practice spelling the titles and artists of paintings, and take a pop quiz. Some paintings contain skulls or references to war, and one shows a weapon and blood. Picasso's painting also includes nude women. The app isn't flashy and has a few minor glitches. There is no real reference to history or geography within the app.

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Is it any good?

The graphics and interface of ART MUSEUM (MATCH'EM UP HISTORY & GEOGRAPHY) are pretty basic, and there are a few places where navigating between games and pages is a bit tricky. That said, it's an easy and fun way to get exposure to these 43 famous paintings and artists. The images aren't spectacular, but kids will enjoy the memory games, and the local multiplayer option is great. The lack of penalties for wrong answers and the lack of score tracking make this app a low-stress activity.

App details

  • Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
  • Price: $.99
  • Release date: December 16, 2010
  • Category: Educational Games
  • Size: 55.80 MB
  • Publisher: EnsenaSoft
  • Version: 1.0.6
  • Minimum software requirements: iOS 3.0 or later
  • Last updated: November 11, 2020

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