This week on Google Arts & Culture
Contemporary art has been confusing people for decades. What is it? Is it art? Could a 4 year old do it? We asked 5 experts in the art world to help shine some light on the questions we've all been asking ourselves.
It was only in the 20th century that it became commonplace for those working to take paid holidays and weekends off, and with the increase in spare time the leisure industry boomed. These black and white photographs show the way that the original generation of weekend warriors spent their Saturdays—before bingeing on box sets became the norm.
Outdoor Murals in Oklahoma
Plaza Walls is an outdoor mural project in Oklahoma City, where the spontaneous murals rotate between psychedelic cats, traditional paintings and graffiti-inspired cartoons. The area was the first to legally permit graffiti art and is dedicated to redefining the perception of public art in Oklahoma.
Not all hardcore sports take place on a well-manicured pitch. This selection of photos celebrates those times that a dusty street becomes the location of an adrelanine-fuelled goal worthy of the World Cup, or a tiny little ledge feels like scaling a ridge of Everest.
What to Read
The Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations contains over 1 million objects, dating all the way from the Neolithic period. Take a look at some of the weird and wonderful things you can find in their collection.
Throughout history, women have used their clothing to advance their causes, regardless of the consequences... These are some of their stories.
Take a tour of the City of London's post-war architecture to learn incredible insider secrets and fun facts about these iconic buildings, from the inside-out Lloyds of London design to the brutalist Barbican.
Street View Pick
This contemporary art museum in Colombia was founded after Father Rafael García-Herreros visited the house of a wealthy art collector and realized that the beautiful works were wasted, being limited to the sight of their owner.
Documenting a performance art piece, this image captures when artist Zhang Huan persuaded a group of rural day laborers to stand in a shallow pond, thereby elevating the water level, to demonstrate that a small gathering of individuals can make a difference.