Parents' Guide to

Google Art Project

By Amanda Finkelberg, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Vast collection of global art brings the museums to you.

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age 16+

Based on 1 parent review

age 16+


Either the link is broken, or the program has changed from how it was described in the article. The link takes you to the cultural institute page where there are no lessons or activities (as stated in the Common Sense Media article which led me to the link). I was a little disappointed by that, but thought we would check it out anyway. It took my daughter about 5 seconds to stumble upon a statue of pigs mating. I have no problem with nudity/violence in art when historically accurate and tastefully done, but definitely would not give a child/tween free rein on this site. Still curious where the " accompanying lessons and activities round out the experience and let kids interact with the art in different ways," have gone???

Is It Any Good?

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Google Art Project is a look ahead at the future of art education. The project converges massive databases, high-resolution images, and mapping technology to make art accessible to kids and adults everywhere. With access to works from hundreds of the world's most prominent collections, visitors can delve into art appreciation and history without setting foot outside. A nice selection of activities and lessons make it a fantastic resource for beginners and experts alike.

Website Details

  • Subjects: Arts: drawing, painting, sculpture
  • Skills: Tech Skills: digital creation, evaluating media messages
  • Genre: Educational
  • Topics: Arts and Dance
  • Pricing structure: Free
  • Last updated: June 19, 2020

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