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Kimbell Art Museum Partners with Google Art Project

Today Google announced a partnership with the Kimbell Art Museum to bring the site’s path-breaking Art Project to Dallas-Fort Worth. The Kimbell is the first museum from the DFW area and the second in Texas to join the Art Project. The partnership is part of a global expansion that now counts 180 partners in over 40 countries. This latest expansion adds 10% more art to the site, bringing the total number of high-resolution images up to 35,000.

“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.”

The Kimbell’s holdings consists of approximately 350 objects that not only epitomize their periods and movements but also touch individual high points of aesthetic beauty and historical importance. Of those works, Art Project features 71 by 66 artists, including Michelangelo’s first known painting, The Torment of Saint Anthony, and Poussin’s Sacrament of Ordination (Christ Presenting the Keys to Saint Peter)—two of the Museum’s most recent and well-known acquisitions.

“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.”

Kimbell Art Museum on Google Art Project:
http://www.googleartproject.com/collection/kimbell-art-museum/

For more information on new partnerships, visit the official Google blog:
http://googleblog.blogspot.com/

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