Explore the Freer Gallery of Art and sixteen other renowned museums around the world with Art Project. In this virtual environment, Google technologies enable visitors to stroll the halls of Versailles, study objects in the Hermitage, or gaze at Van Gogh’s Starry Night and other masterpieces in stunning detail.
To capture the Freer’s unique spirit, Google technicians employed gigapixel imaging to delve into the details of American artist James McNeill Whistler’s painting The Princess from the Land of Porcelain. This work hangs above the mantel in Whistler’s iconic example of Asian-inspired art at the Freer: the Peacock Room. Both the painting and the room embody the Gallery’s mission to illuminate points of contact between Western and Asian artistic traditions.
One hundred high-resolution images of other works in the Freer collections are also on view in the Art Project. In total, 486 artists, 1,061 artworks, and 385 gallery rooms have been included in the virtual environment, located at www.google.com/culturalinstitute/beta/partner/smithsonian-freer-sackler.