Google adds Art Institute work to online collection

April 3, 2012 2:52:50 PM PDT
Now you can see some of The Art Institute of Chicago's most famous works -- online through Google Art Project.

The museum is one of 17 institutions from nine countries to become part of Google Art Project, which provides ultra-high resolution images of paintings, sculptures and photographs online.

Works by Georges Seurat, Claude Monet, and Georgia O'Keeffe are just a few from the Art Institute now available at googleartproject.com.

Google Art Project launched last year with about 1,000 works; it plans to expand to 30,000 pieces from 40 countries.

At a news conference with Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Georgiadis said the online archive allows people to study art "in a seamless way." Emanuel says the project will "open up a window" to Chicago's Art Institute.

To view the gallery, visit http://www.googleartproject.com/

The Associated Press contributed to this report. All rights reserved.


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