5 Android and iOS apps for passionate art lovers

Lovers of art can take advantage of many apps that organize and stream information and content related to their favorite past-time. We've rounded up five apps to browse and create artworks, taking you to virtual sketchpads, photo filters, or museum exhibitions with all the relevant information included so you can learn and discover new and exciting things to look at. With the exception of one, these apps are available on Android and iOS, and serve their purpose mighty well. Enjoy the ride.

Google Arts & Culture

Google's app lets you explore artworks, artifacts, and other cool stuff from over 850 museums, archives, and organizations worldwide that partner with the Google Cultural Institute to bring their collections and stories online. You can zoom in to view artworks in extraordinary detail, save your favorites and organize them into Collections for easy viewing and sharing, take 360 degree panoramic tours of museums, heritage sites, and landmarks, learn about iconic artworks, discover hidden gems and the stories behind them in daily features, and explore artworks by color and time period.

Download for Android or iOS


Well known at this point, Prisma turns your photos into awesome artworks with its modern art filters and eye-stopping photo effects. It transforms your photos into artworks in the styles of famous artists such as Munk and Picasso, as well as world famous ornaments and patterns. A unique combination of neural networks and artificial intelligence turns your memorable moments into works of art.

Download for Android or iOS

Pixel Art Maker

8bit Painter is a fun drawing app with a simple interface and intuitive controls that lets anybody create pixel art. The app is focused on only the minimum necessary functions to remain comfortable to use. It lets you share your pixel art with friends on social networking sites such as Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Sina Weibo, and others. That's about it, go paint some squares.

Download for Android or iOS

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

This app is the easiest way to see what’s happening at the Met every day, no matter where you are. It features a Map of the Museum with the ability to pin the location of events, exhibitions, and artworks. There are recommendations on what to see, from artworks to architecture, as well as full listings of exhibitions, events, and how to visit the Museum's three locations. You can save your favorite art, events, and exhibitions to add them to your calendar as well.

Download for Android or iOS

Art Opps

There are numerous online websites, networks, mailing lists, newsletters, homepages and other resources dedicated to opportunities for artists. Art Opps brings all that information together, organizing it and making it accessible to artists and audiences around the globe. It serves as a free technology platform for artists and cultural organizations working in all fields of art to gather and exchange relevant information. The app's creators work with cultural institutions, non-governmental organizations, festivals teams, websites and people from all over the world to add more content and improve the platform on a daily basis.

Download for Android



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