The Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth is partnering with Google's Art Project to bring more high-resolution art images to the site's collection.
It's the first museum in the Dallas-Fort Worth area and the second in Texas to join Google's global collection of fine art that's accessible to anyone with an Internet connection.
"We are thrilled to participate in Google’s Art Project," commented Eric M. Lee, the Kimbell’s director. "Google’s commitment to making art freely accessible to all audiences, both locally and internationally, is shared by the Kimbell Art Museum. I have enjoyed viewing the celebrated works from the Kimbell’s permanent collection alongside those from some of the world’s most prestigious institutions."
With the partnership, the Kimbell is adding 71 pieces by 66 artists into the Art Project's 35,000 image library, including Michelangelo's first painting, "The Torment of Saint Anthony."
"Bringing art or any object online takes a huge amount of commitment and resources from our partners, so it's incredible to think that in a few short years we have built up such a wealth of precious material in one online destination,” said Amit Sood, Head of Art Project, Google. “We have visitors to the Art Project from countries ranging from Brazil to India to Japan. Far from slowing down, the appetite for bringing art online is growing. Add that to the technology we're developing to allow you to explore the objects in an ever-growing number of ways, and it's an exciting time for art lovers."
You can view the Kimbell contributions to the project by clicking here: Google Art Project