Hindustan Times: Milan’s La Scala opera house ‘re-opens’ via Google virtual tour during coronavirus lockdown

Hindustan Times: Milan’s La Scala opera house ‘re-opens’ via Google virtual tour during coronavirus lockdown. “Milan’s famed La Scala opera house on Thursday unveiled a virtual journey through its ornate premises and rich archives via Google Arts & Culture, with serendipitous timing as theaters throughout Italy and the western world remain closed due to the coronavirus.”

Google Blog: Go on a cultural rendezvous with “Art For Two”

Google Blog: Go on a cultural rendezvous with “Art For Two”. “If you don’t work for a cultural institution, you’ve probably never had the opportunity to wander all alone through a museum’s hallways, exhibition spaces and galleries, after hours, with no one else around. That’s a privilege usually reserved for staff—until now. In the first installment of Google Arts & Culture’s new video series called ‘Art for Two’, curators from three cultural institutions are extending a special invitation to explore their collections, minus the crowds, as they discuss their favorite rooms and pieces with digital curators Mr. Bacchus and The Art Assignment.”

Google Blog: Now that we’re at home, bring the great artists to you

Google Blog: Now that we’re at home, bring the great artists to you. “Google Arts & Culture puts the stories and knowledge of over 2,000 cultural institutions from 80 countries in your home. It immerses you in a world of culture through augmented reality, virtual reality, Street View and AI. New tools recently added to the Google Arts & Culture app allow you to bring the world’s culture into your home, whether you’d like to hang a virtual Van Gogh in your kitchen or experience a classical concert in Beijing’s Forbidden City on your couch.”

Engadget: Google’s latest VR app lets you gaze at prehistoric paintings

Engadget: Google’s latest VR app lets you gaze at prehistoric paintings. “Chauvet: Meet the Ancestors contains 54 curated exhibits with over 350 digitized assets. These include 3D models of the iconic The Horses Fresco painting and a bear skull that was left behind by some of the cave’s inhabitants. In addition, Google has created a 10-minute VR experience called Chauvet: The Dawn of Art for HTC Vive and Oculus Rift headsets. The free app has 12 explorable ‘stations’ that cover the surroundings of the cave and some of the site’s most famous paintings.”

California State Library: California State Library Partners with Google Arts & Culture to Create Online Exhibits

California State Library, and this link goes to a PDF: California State Library Partners with Google Arts & Culture to Create Online Exhibits. “The California State has released its first online exhibits produced in collaboration with Google Arts & Culture, which digitally showcases the unique treasures of more than 1,400 archives, foundations and museums from over 70 countries As a celebration of California’s unique diversity, the State Library’s first two offerings are: ‘Shikishi Haiku’ and ‘Daguerreotypes: The First Photographs’.”

The Hindu: ‘Madras Movement’ art goes online on Google

The Hindu: ‘Madras Movement’ art goes online on Google. “Around 80 images of art works by artists, who were part of the movement from 1940 to 1985, have been made available online. Making Batik designs on cloth, saris and scarves and selling them as unique products helped this group of artists begin the Cholamandal Artists Village way back in 1965-66.”

Google Blog: 100 Years of Bauhaus on Google Arts & Culture

Google Blog: 100 Years of Bauhaus on Google Arts & Culture. “One hundred years after the movement began in Germany, we’re still surrounded by Bauhaus ideas about art, technology and craftsmanship, which are reflected in Google Arts & Culture’s newest collection—’Bauhaus Everywhere’. The collection came together in partnership with the Bauhaus Dessau Foundation in Germany—as part of our multi-year digitization collaboration—and six other partners including the IIT Institute of Design or the Guggenheim Museum.’