Google Art Project - Cooper Hewitt Design Museum

The Google Art Project

Yesterday Artie discovered The Google Art Project! Whereupon he instantly forgot everything else. And consequently spent the better part of the afternoon wandering from one amazing virtual gallery to the next. He’d probably still be in there had it not occurred to him that he hadn’t eaten anything since breakfast and was famished.

Google Art Project Home Page

Google Art Project Home Page

Hungry or not, we love this place! It’s a treasure house containing thousands of works from museums all over the world. You can browse by artist, by collection, or by title. What’s more, you can create your own galleries and fill them with your own custom curated collections.

Gilda was all over that. Here’s the gallery she started for some favorite 16th century artists like Brueghel and Dürer:

16th Century Gallery

16th Century Gallery

Seriously, check it out! Collect some priceless pieces of world class art while you’re there. Come back and tell us how much you love it.

Oh, by the way… that image in the header? That’s from the fabulous Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, the only museum in the nation devoted exclusively to historic and contemporary design. Founded in 1897, the museum is housed in the Andrew Carnegie Mansion on Fifth Avenue in New York City. And (by sheer coincidence) the museum happens to be hosting its seventh annual National Design Week right now! If you’re in the area, you should go!

Of course, if you can’t visit the real thing, you can still see over 1,500 pieces from the Cooper-Hewitt’s permanent collection right here at the Google Art Project. Now, isn’t that wonderful?