Google Arts & Culture

I learned about this just today so there's an excellent chance the rest of you know about it already. Google, that great gatherer of information, has an amazing art collection online. At Google Arts & Culture we are invited to "Explore stories from around the world." I have barely begun my own exploration and I am very, very impressed not only by the amount of art available but also by the variety and organization of the thing. 

One can explore by artist, medium, art movement, historical events, historical figures, and places. Those categories can then be organized by popularity, time, and color.

Of course there's always the search bar if you want to look up something in particular. My own search of "woman writing" yielded 1,203 items. I notice they're not all writing, but they are all women or examples of writing. That's how searches go.

You can visit this online museum at  

Beta means it's only going to get better. Now go have a look!


  1. Thank you! How did I miss this? I've just explored the world of kimonos; my friend Mrs. Shinsato would be pleased to see such honor bestowed on the kimono. Did you know that for awhile they were made from mulberry leaf as well as silk? I read that discovery to Ethel from Smithsonian Magazine when we manned the front desk one summer's day. I thought of her often when our mulberry tree fruited, and vowed to make mulberry jelly in her honor. The jelly making never happened; competing with the birds was too much work. I'll stop now and tell you all about it in a letter--as soon as the night's pain med kicks in.

    Thank you for this, Mrs. D.. There's enough here to keep me entertained for days. :) You are very kind.

    1. Mulberry leaf! Really, I didn't know that. Your curiosity knows no bounds. I thought of you especially when I posted knowing that you would find this to be a fascinating and absorbing diversion. :)


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