Students can see the complete works of the Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer, including the Girl with a Pearl Earring, in augmented reality (AR). Google has made the paintings available on students’ smartphones. In total, 18 museums and private collections from seven countries contributed high-resolution images of the Vermeers in their possession. Google then compiled these works into a virtual museum. To experience the Meet Vermeer virtual museum, students will need to download the freeGoogle Arts & Culture app to their iOS and Android smartphone with working camera, When they point their phone at a flat surface or wave it in a circle, they too will have a virtual museum floating above their desk. They can pinch and zoom on each of the seven rooms to “enter” the AR museum and view the paintings. If they enter the virtual museum on a computer, students can navigate a completely virtual version of those themed rooms. Cost: Free
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Enduring Ideas: Rockwell, Roosevelt & the Four Freedoms is the first comprehensive touring exhibition devoted to Norman Rockwell’s iconic depictions of Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s Four Freedoms: Freedom of Speech, Freedom of Worship, Freedom from Want, and Freedom from Fear.