On March 4th Google announced on its blog a series of what it is calling “Art Talks.” Google writes:
“Each month, curators, museum directors, historians and educators from some of the world’s most renowned cultural institutions will reveal the hidden stories particular works, examine the curation process and provide insights into particular masterpieces or artists.”
- Wednesday, March 6 at 8pm ET from The Museum of Modern Art. Deborah Howes, Director of Digital Learning, along with a panel of artists and students, will discuss how to teach art online. (archived on GoogleArt YouTube page)
- March 20, Caroline Campbell and Arnika Schmidt from the National Gallery will discuss depictions of the female nude.
- April will have a panel examining one of the Google Art Project’s popular gigapixel works, Bruegel’s “Tower of Babel,” featuring Peter Parshall, curator at the National Gallery of Art in Washington.
- Future talks are planned by curators from high-profile institutions such as The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, the Museo Nacional de Arte in Mexico and the Museum of Islamic Art in Qatar.