Google Street View opens the Guggenheim Museum to the world
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Google Street View opens the Guggenheim Museum to the world

Traveling New York to experience the city’s many epic museums isn’t something exactly affordable, which is why a new online tour of the famed Guggenheim Museum will be a welcome addition to Google Street View . See also: Buckingham Palace virtual reality tour will make you dream of high tea with the Queen Captured using tripod-mounted cameras, Street View trolley cameras and even drones, anyone with Internet access can explore the museum’s well-known spiral staircase, which has been featured in scores of movies. By navigating to a special Google-created site , users can virtually stroll through the museum’s halls and peer up through the structure’s Frank Lloyd Wright–designed circular skylight (known in the museum as the oculus). Image: Guggenheim Museum via Street View Guggenheim Museum Once you begin your virtual journey, you can check out roughly 120 pieces of art, including a special exhibition from last year called “Storylines: Contemporary Art at the Guggenheim.” In addition to the 2015 exhibit, users can take a deep dive into the museum’s 2013 exhibit “No Country: Contemporary Art For South and Southeast Asia.” A kind of virtual elevator, just beneath the navigation control interface, lets […]

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