The Getty-Goggles Project Brings Art to Your Smartphone

Posted Jun 28, 2011

Google Goggles, the smartphone app that recognizes and searches items when you photograph them with your phone, is now teamed with the Getty Museum in Los Angeles. Visitors to the museum can now use Google Goggles to learn more about the art in the museum, a walking tour provided every time a visitor uses Google Goggles on a piece of artwork. The app provides audio and text of commentary, which the¬†Google Blog says is from “artists, curators, conservators or the works of art themselves.” While hearing the characters in a painting talk isn’t everyone’s idea of a museum trip, the artist and curator commentaries will surely be a popular option.

Google Goggles is available for Android and iOS.