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Great Apps for Art
Digital tools can supplement the experience of learning about art in a context of different subject ares. Here are a few of the best websites and apps for exploring art that you can easily use in your lessons. In addition to art galleries and museums, there’s lots of great apps out there that allow students to actually begin drawing or editing photos.
AB EX NY
AB EX NY is the app for The Museum of Modern Art in Manhattan (MoMA) that allows you to explore contemporary and modern art, listen to audio descriptions, watch videos from the exhibit curators, and share the works on social media outlets.
Art Authority for iPad is another app that brings a real-world art museum to your mobile device. What’s unique about this app is that it allows you to compare different works by artist, title, subject, or location. It also gives educational period overviews, timelines and history of more than 1000 artists.
Gagosian, which is updated quarterly, is the app for the Gagosian Galleries around the world. The app allows you to explore it’s current galleries, artists, events and calendar with beautiful displays of artistic works and descriptions of artists.
Google Cultural Institute - The Art Project
The Art Project is a unique collaboration with some of the world’s most acclaimed art institutions to enable people to discover and view artworks online in extraordinary detail.
Love Art: National Gallery
Love Art: National Gallery, London is an app showcasing some of the greatest collections from Western Europe at The National Gallery in London. Interestingly, the app allows you explore the works by themes such as power, torment, hope and inspiration.
Tour the MoMA with this app
Musee du Louvre
App to the world’s largest museum, the Louvre in Paris, that provide visuals of the artwork along with descriptions, details, technical information and locations.
Smithsonian: Artists in Dialogue 2
Smithsonian: Artists in Dialogue 2 is an app that allows you to explore the collaborative exhibition of the artists Sandile Zulu of South Africa and Henrique Oliveira of Brazil at the Smithsonian Institution with a guided tour by curator Karen Milbourne. The application invites you to join in conversation on social media, play games and test knowledge on what was learned from the exhibit.