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Albright-Knox Brings Seventy-Six Masterworks Online on Google Arts & Culture

Monday, March 5, 2018

Buffalo, NY – Seventy-six masterworks from the Albright-Knox Art Gallery’s collection can now be viewed online on Google Arts & Culture by people around the world due to a new partnership between Google and the museum.

Thanks to this new virtual exhibition, users will be able to see Jackson Pollock’s Convergence, Mark Rothko’s Orange and Yellow, and many other treasures of the museum in just a few clicks at www.google.com/culturalinstitute/beta/partner/albright-knox-art-gallery.

Works such as La maison de La Crau (The Old Mill), by Vincent van Gogh, can now be viewed in never-before-seen definition thanks to Gigapixel technology, a powerful photo-capturing process that has enabled images of the highest resolution ever. Viewers can explore works in extraordinary detail and experience them far beyond what is visible to the naked eye, down to the individual brushstroke.

“We are thrilled to be partnering with Google to make our collection more accessible to people around the globe,” said Holly E. Hughes, Godin-Spaulding Curator and Curator for the Collection at the Albright-Knox. “These works stand as seminal pieces in the arc of modern and contemporary art, and making them more available for educational purposes fits wonderfully with the museum’s mission.”

About Google Arts & Culture

Google Arts & Culture is a new, immersive way to experience art, history, culture, and world wonders from more than a thousand organizations worldwide. Google Arts & Culture has been created by the Google Cultural Institute and is available for free for everyone on the web, on iOS, and on Android.

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