This week on Google Arts & Culture
On its 20th anniversary, see the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao in a whole new way with this exploration into Frank Gehry's stunning architecture through the eyes of urban photographer Trashhand and free-runner Johan Tonnoir. You can also look closer at iconic works of contemporary art and take a virtual tour around the museum with Street View.
Nothing says haunted quite like an old, drafty castle, so discover the mysterious tales of tragic events, ghosts, and ghouls that have instilled terror into the inhabitants of historic buildings all around England. This exhibit reveals seven shocking tales of hauntings, from vampires at Alnwick Castle to a phantom drummer that wanders the walls at Herstmonceux—just in time for Halloween 👻.
89plus is a project by Simon Castets and Hans Ulrich Obrist that provides a platform for creativity by the generation of artists born after 1989—a group who make up half of the world's population. The project gives voices to artists, writers, architects, filmmakers, musicians, designers, scientists and technologists, whose work you can explore through these exhibits.
What to Read
Xavier Becerra is the California Attorney General, and he is also a vocal advocate for an American Latino Museum, working to champion the contributions of Latinos in U.S. history. In this feature he opens up about his role models, his family, and the importance of preserving Latino heritage.
Discover the story of an American WWII soldier and his journey through Wales, France, Germany, Belgium and Luxembourg. This exhibit provides a snapshot of life at war through a collection of personal correspondence to and from his loved ones.
Explore the connection between Japan's nature and its crafts, from the sap of the lacquer tree to how water influences artistic materials.
Artist of the Week
Dorothea Lange was an influential American documentary photographer and photojournalist. Her iconic work capturing workers in the Depression era humanized the consequences of the Great Depression and influenced the development of documentary photography.
Street View Pick
The Gemäldegalerie, in Berlin, is where you can find one of the world's most impressive collections of European painting, including masterpieces from Jan van Eyck, Pieter Bruegel, Albrecht Dürer, Raphael, Titian, Caravaggio, Peter Paul Rubens, Rembrandt, and Jan Vermeer van Delft.
Explore the impact women have had on all aspects of culture, from women in space and women in sport, to the female faces of self-portraiture. This project brings you the stories of innovative artists, pioneering scientists, women who campaigned for universal suffrage and social equality, and more.