Google recently announced that Cleveland is the sixth U.S. city to be added to its Google Arts & Culture platform and app, which gives people access to the cultural offerings of more than 80 countries. (The others are Milwaukee, Pittsburgh, Kansas City, Atlanta and Charlotte.)
It’s partnering with 18 prominent cultural institutions in the area to showcase the area’s offerings. It will include more than 80 stories, 37,000 artifacts, 90 videos and 54 sites in 360° Museum Street View.
For instance, people around the world will be able to view the Rock Hall’s exhibit It’s Been Said All Along: Voices of Rage, Hope & Empowerment, which highlights the work of musicians addressing issues of justice and equality. And they can learn more about our own local music scene through features on Northeast Ohio bands, Cleveland R&B, and the work of Northeast Ohio rock photographer Anastasia Pantsios, including images from her 2017 exhibit at the Rock Hall, Girls to the Front: 40 Years of Women in Rock, and a local TV interview with her and fellow Cleveland music photographer Joe Kleon.
They’ll also be able to check out works from the magnificent collection of the Cleveland Museum of Art, as well as work by local artists, learn about area restaurants, and take a virtual tour of the Cleveland Cultural Gardens. The Museum of Natural History has lots of lovely insect and butterfly photos but it needs to add its otters.
Go here to access virtual Cleveland!