SFMOMA Joins Google Art Project

Overview

Barry McGee, Untitled, 2009; mixed-media; collection SFMOMA, fractional gift of the artist and Ratio 3, San Francisco; © Barry McGee
Barry McGee, Untitled, 2009; mixed-media; collection SFMOMA, fractional gift of the artist and Ratio 3, San Francisco; © Barry McGee

SFMOMA is among several California museums included in the global expansion of Google's pioneering Art Project. An online compilation of high-resolution images and virtual gallery tours from a broad range of art institutions, the Google Art Project now involves 151 partners in 40 countries and enables art lovers everywhere to discover more than 30,000 objects from collections and cultures worldwide — all in one place and just clicks away.

SFMOMA's initial contribution to the project represents a sampling of the rich history and diversity of art making in the Bay Area, with 26 works by artists such as Robert Bechtle, Joan Brown, Harrell Fletcher and Miranda July, Jim Goldberg, David Ireland, Dorothea Lange, Barry McGee, Eadweard Muybridge, David Park, Leslie Shows, Clyfford Still, Peter Wegner, and Henry Wessel, among others. Visitors to the Art Project will be able to access video footage, biographies, and deep insight into the work of all these artists without ever leaving the interface.