Five of Getty’s most popular online exhibits on Google Arts & Culture are now available in Spanish and English, making the Los Angeles museum’s expansive art collection more accessible than ever.
The new translations underscore Getty’s goal of making its online and gallery text available in languages other than English. The project also coincides with National Hispanic Heritage Month, celebrated from September 15 to October 15, 2021. Additional translations of Getty’s Google exhibits will be published in the coming months.
Visitors can now view in Spanish and English:
- The story of Irises by Vincent van Gogh and other Getty artworks that feature this mythical flower
- A collection of art celebrating LGBTQ Pride
- Medieval and Renaissance depictions of Balthazar, a Black African King
- Getty’s recently-acquired group of Japanese-American Photos
- An exploration of Edgar Degas’s artistic methods through his pastel drawing of a ballerina
To access these new online exhibit translations, viewers must change their language preference in browser settings to “Spanish.”
Since 2011, Getty has been a partner to Google Arts & Culture, which puts the stories and knowledge of over 2,000 cultural institutions from 80 countries at users’ fingertips. Getty and Google Arts & Culture previously collaborated on Art Transfer, which turns photos into works of art; Art Projector, an augmented reality tool that allows users to project a masterpiece into their home; and Pocket Gallery, a life-size virtual exhibition space on your phone.
Visitors to the Getty Center and Getty Villa can also use the GettyGuide for self-guided audio tours available in Spanish, English, Brazilian Portuguese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Russian, and Mandarin Chinese. To access GettyGuide, visitors can download the app from the App Store or Google Play.