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Hudson River Museum Partners with Google Cultural Institute
Brings Collection to Online Viewers Around the World

March 21, 2014. The Hudson River Museum announced today it is adding nearly 100 high resolution artworks to the  Google Cultural Institute an online site, which gathers images of masterpieces from world-class museums in over 40 countries.

Get instant access to the Google Cultural Institute by clicking its icon on the Hudson River Museum homepage (hrm.org) or search www.googleartproject.com.

The Google Art Project makes it possible to see outstanding art not always on view to visitors “on the spot” at the Museum or by audiences at a distance. From the Hudson River Museum’s painting of the steamboat Francis Skiddy by 19th century artist James Bard to the tableau Invitation to a Voyage: The Hudson River at Fishkill by contemporary feminist painter Sylvia Sleigh, art lovers, historians, and students can examine the Museum’s Hudson River paintings and other holdings.

Museums are embracing the digital age through the Google Art Project which gives access, without charge, to six million high resolution objects.  Google’s art partners will soon expand to 151 museums. Browse them by location, medium, an artist’s name, or a painting’s title. Click to discover more information or even minute aspects of the paintings in high resolution images.

Once you’ve toured the museums, it’s a quick jump to every art buff’s dream – your own gallery filled with great art. Use your Google email address to bookmark your favorites from hidden gems to masterpieces, a painting at the Met or a sculpture at the MOMA, or further afield uncover finds at Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum or the British Museum.  Build your museum online and customize it with captions or video comments. Share it with friends or classmates via Google Hangouts, an ideal tool for students or groups to work on collaborative projects. Google’s feature “Compare” allows you to examine two pieces of artwork side by side to look at an artist’s evolving style.

The Hudson River Museum will soon participate in Google’s Street View feature, giving you a first-person walk-through of Glenview, the Museum’s Victorian Hudson River home, a 360 degree experience on your computer screen. Click on its artwork or furnishings to discover intriguing histories.

THE HUDSON RIVER MUSEUM (hrm.org) is the largest cultural institution in Westchester County and a multidisciplinary complex that draws its identity from its site on the banks of the Hudson River, seeking to broaden the cultural horizons of all its visitors. The Museum collections focus on 19th-century through contemporary American Art; Glenview, an 1876 house on the National Register of Historic Places; Hudson Riverama, an environmental teaching gallery; a state-of-the-art, 120-seat planetarium, and a 400-seat outdoor amphitheater. It presents exhibitions, programs, teaching initiatives, research, collection, preservation, and conservation – a wide range of activities that interpret its collections, interests and communities.