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Monday, March 4, 2013

Teaching Art Online and Other Art Talks on Google+

When Google launched the the Google Art Project in 2011 I said that it was a "must bookmark" for art teachers. Then in 2012 it improved again by adding Street View imagery for dozens of museums featured in the project. Today, Google announced another offering through the Google Art Project. Google is now offering Art Talks on Google+. The talks will be held as Google+ Hangouts On Air.

The first talk in the Art Talks on Google+ series is happening on this Wednesday, March 6 at 8pm ET. The talk will be held with the Museum of Modern Art and the topic is teaching art online. Anyone can join the Hangout. If you have a question that you would like to ask in advance, you can submit it here.

Applications for Education
One the best parts of the Art Project powered by Google is the option to create your own artwork collection while visiting each museum. As you're touring a museum click on the "+" symbol on any work of art see it in greater detail, to add it to your collection, and to open background information about that work of art. You could have your students go on an art scavenger hunt to create collections of art according to a theme, time period, or artist.

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