Explore Kansas City culture in a new interactive online project by Google Arts & Culture

Explore Kansas City culture in a new interactive online project by Google Arts & Culture

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Today Google Arts & Culture launched Kansas City ––Google Arts & Culture’s first online exhibition exploring the culture of a single American city. The project brings together collections, stories and 360-degree tours from fifteen renowned Kansas City institutions, including Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, highlighting the history, people, and culture that make it the Heart of America.

Everybody can now explore more than forty interactive exhibitions that pay tribute to a place known for making a culinary stamp, where contemporary creatives cross cultural icons, and where architectural treasures are housed in vibrant neighborhoods. Whether you’ve yet to visit “the Paris of the Plains” or call Kansas City home, Street View tours take you behind the scenes.

“We’re excited to launch our first project profiling an American city here in Kansas City,” said Simon Delacroix, US Lead at Google Arts & Culture. “The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art was one of our first partners, so Kansas City’s vibrant art and history has been instrumental to Google Arts & Culture from our very beginning in 2011. Today marks a big step forward — with the help of fifteen world-class institutions, we’re thrilled to share with anyone, anywhere, some of the amazing stories that make Kansas City the Heart of America.”

Now, anyone, anywhere can experience Kansas City by downloading the Android or iOS app or visiting Google Arts & Culture


Click here to learn more about the Google Arts & Culture focus on Kansas City.

Click here to explore “Kansas City: Smoke Rings and Finer Things” and the collections of all fifteen Kansas City partners.

Click here to explore the partner page highlighting Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art.

Media coverage of the launch included Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art Executive Director, Sean O’Harrow, live on WDAF FOX 4 News at 9am and on their podcast, Signal Hill, as well as an appearance on KSHB 41 Action News Midday.


About Google Arts & Culture
Google Arts & Culture puts the collections of more than 1,800 museums at your fingertips. It’s an immersive way to explore art, history and the wonders of the world, from Van Gogh’s bedroom paintings to scientific discovery and world heritage sites. The Google Arts & Culture app is free and available online for iOS and Android. Google Arts & Culture has been an innovation partner for cultural institutions since 2011, developing technologies that help preserve and share culture. Read about our latest projects on the Google Keyword blog.