Google’s art app now offers a glimpse of Africa’s largest art collection

Now you can explore Africa’s largest art collection from your smartphone. The Johannesburg Art Gallery has become the latest museum to make itself available on Google’s virtual museum tours. Along with the museum’s collection of Picasso’s and Manet’s, it is also showcasing a broad range of South African artists who may not yet have had exposure outside of the country.

To announce its online tours, the Johannesburg Art Gallery made available its recent thought provoking exhibitions The Evidence of Things Not Seen, which features photography as a weapon of anti-apartheid protest and the museum’s contemporary selection of work exclusively produced by artists of color. It also features a solo exhibition Bleek, which explores white masculinity in contemporary South Africa.

The museum is home to “in excess of 10,000 objects, many of which cannot be seen often because of the number of internal and external exhibitions we host,” said Tara Weber, the museum’s registrar. “As a museum we are interested in finding new modes of display and engagement, with collaborative projects such these as a key to increasing access.” Read more

2018-10-29T09:41:17+00:00