Many people are unaware that Google Arts & Culture has been active since 2011 and is connected with international museums and galleries. With its selfie-to-painting matching tool, Google Arts & Culture in Canada recently made headlines as consumers eagerly tested out a new facial recognition feature to discover if they resemble the Mona Lisa or van Gogh. Let’s explore some virtual art work of some of Canadian exhibits.
Art Works On Virtual Canadian Exhibits through Google Arts & Culture
Check out more examples from Canada via Google Arts & Culture!
The Art of Science: Documenting Canada’s Central Experimental Farm
The Central Experimental Farm of Canada has a long history that dates back to 1886. A major component of this activity included documenting and sharing research with other institutions, farmers, and enthusiastic professional and amateur gardeners. The organization was founded in part to develop and test new crops suitable for the Canadian environment. This documentation was not only useful but also lovely.
This hand-colored glass slide depicts a crowd gathered in front of the Farm’s tulip gardens. Still drawing crowds of visitors are the Ornamental Gardens and greenhouses brimming with tulips, lilies, and other blooms.c
Cycling: The Evolution of an Experience, 1818-1900
Every day, millions of people ride bicycles. It was thought scandalous for a woman to appear in public wearing bloomers before the Safety Bicycle arrived. Regardless of who or where we are, our experience is practically identical, yet it took nearly a century of innovation for that to happen. This exhibit traces the development of the bicycle experience between 1818 and 1900 using the collections of the Canada Science and Technology Museum. The Central Experimental Farm of Canada has a long history that dates back to 1886.
Canada’s Jet-Age Dream: The Avro Arrow
The CF-105 Arrow is an advanced all-weather fighter-interceptor that was created by Avro Canada between 1952 and 1959. Few projects, before or since, have caught Canadians’ imaginations like this airplane, with its futuristic, delta-wing design. A substantial collection of Avro-related materials is now being made available on Google Arts & Culture by the Canada Aviation and Space Museum for the first time.
The Canadian War
Canadians had to put up with numerous invasions and brief occupations, but each one ended with an American pullout. Canada was effectively defended by the Royal Navy and British Army with the aid of Canadian regulars, Canadian militia, and First Peoples warriors. Tecumseh, Laura Secord, Charles de Salaberry, and Isaac Brock all rose to prominence in Canada and continue to do so. British North America was able to develop into an independent transcontinental country thanks to the effective defense of Canada.
Google Arts & Culture Makes 4 Canadian Exhibits Available Online
In Canada, art is being used by museums and galleries to create new connections between the public and our history. During the COVID-19 pandemic, one method they’re accomplishing it is by making that artwork easier to reach via Google.
Four new Canadian art exhibitions are now available on Google Arts & Culture, including the Gardiner Museum’s Art of the Everyday, Niagara on the Lake Museum’s painting exhibit, Museum of Vancouver’s Textile Arts of the Pacific Northwest exhibit, London Heritage Council’s Hidden Gems exhibit.
Anyone may explore artworks, collections, and stories from museums and galleries all over the world from the comfort of their own homes with the Google Arts & Culture service.
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