Google Art Project Snubs Hometown SF Museums

Google allows internet users to look closely at great art — as long as it's not in California.

Nothing to see here

Google Art Project, the company's new technology feature that allows you to see street views of museums, is offering 3D tours of galleries in Amsterdam, New York, and 15 other sites — but not in San Francisco.

That's right, Google is snubbing museums in its own backyard, including the de Young, The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and the Asian Art Museum.

We asked a Google flack why the company is neglecting to feature museums that its own employees could use and here is what he said:

“This is the first incarnation of this project, and we've partnered with a

selection of museums from around the world. We hope to add more museums

in time.”

The takeaway message? Although San Francisco is a Mecca for world-class cultural attractions, you should travel to St. Petersburg, Venice, or Prague to see truly great art collections.


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