Take a trip around the world in art via the galleries of the Google Art Project – an on-line collection of the best from 151 museums around the world.
In our museum-rich city, here’s how NYC stacks up with its images (so far):
- Cooper-Hewitt 1,568 mostly decorative prints, patterns, watercolors, with a few objects
- Brooklyn Museum 944 objects, mostly
- The Jewish Museum 150 mostly historic devotional objects and portraits
- Rubin 111 masks, statuary, but mostly (what else?) our favorite tangkas (featuring Mahakela, our favorite demon)
- MoMa 108 all-stars and then goes wild from all the other departments
- The Met 80 paintings and images from just about every curatorial department
- The Frick 16 of the big guns (who needs more when you have these?)
Pick out a museum, click on an artwork, and learn all the details of the piece. Easy.